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Alaska Gold Rush (disambiguation) - Gold Rushes
... Klondike Gold Rush (Yukon, 1896-1899) Nome Gold Rush (Alaska, 1899-1909) Fairbanks Gold Rush (Alaska, 1902-1905) ...
Big Bend Gold Rush - Historical Context
... The rush was a spin-off of the Fraser Canyon Gold Rush, the first of the major gold rushes which dominate the colony's history, out from which the huge influx of miners from California on ... Other rushes found in the same years were the Rock Creek, Wild Horse Creek, Cariboo, Omineca, and Stikine Gold Rushes, as well as the Colville and Colorado Gold Rushes which were manned by ...
History Of Australia - From Autonomy To Federation - Colonial Self-government and The Gold Rushes
... of Australia (1851–1900) See also Australian gold rushes The discovery of gold in Australia is traditionally attributed to Edward Hammond Hargraves ... pastoral economy." Richard Broome also argues that the California Gold Rush at first overawed the Australian finds, until "the news of Mount Alexander reached England in May 1852, followed shortly ... of this were the colonial government’s administration of the diggings and the gold licence system ...
Gold Rushes By Region - Australia
... Various gold rushes occurred in Australia over the second half of the 19th century ... of these, although not the only ones, were the New South Wales gold rush and Victorian gold rush in 1851, and the Western Australian gold rushes of the 1890s ... government spending on infrastructure to support the new arrivals who came looking for gold ...

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