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Author Bradby, Doug (Douglas Neil), 1948-

Title Life on the goldfields / Doug Bradby.

Published Newtown, N.S.W. : Walker Books Australia : Black dog books, 2012.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Giblin Eunson TB  994 BRAD    AVAILABLE
Physical description 32 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 30 cm.
regular print
Series Our stories.
Our stories.
Notes Includes index.
Summary What was life actually like on the goldfields? People travelled from all over the world to seek their fortune on the Australian goldfields. But when they got to Australia, they found life was tough. The diggers lived in makeshift tents that didn t keep out the weather or thieves. The food was bad, clean water was scarce and every day was full of danger. How did these early emigrants make a life for themselves in this harsh new place? Focusing on the Victorian diggings, Life on the Goldfields shows how these improvised communities became town and cities.
Audience For primary school age.
Subject Gold mines and mining -- Australia -- Juvenile literature.
Australia -- History -- 1851-1891 -- Juvenile literature.
Australia -- Social conditions -- 1851-1891 -- Juvenile literature.
Australia -- Social life and customs -- 1851-1891 -- Juvenile literature.
Modern history (c 1788-1914)
ISBN 9781742032139 (paperback)