Australian Gold Rush 5r

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Australian Gold Rush History


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What event is history involved miners fighting for the license cost to be changed, and did they succeed? 

  • 2. 

    List three of the buildings that were in the main street of Sovereign Hill. 

  • 3. 

    What is the Welcome Stranger Nugget? 

  • 4. 

    Why do you think gold is important? 

  • 5. 

    List out 4 ideas that explain what life was like on the Gold Fields during the Australian Gold Rush of the 1850's.   1. 2. 3. 4.

  • 6. 

    After the Eureka Stockade many changes were introduced by the Victorian Government, write down two changes. 1. 2.

  • 7. 

    During 1854 is the only time that gold was found in Australia?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    During 1854 is not the only time that gold was found in Australia. Gold was actually discovered in Australia in 1851, during the Australian gold rushes. This led to a significant influx of immigrants and a boom in the Australian economy. Gold mining continued in Australia well beyond 1854 and played a major role in the country's development. Therefore, the statement that gold was only found in Australia during 1854 is false.

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  • 8. 

    Hargraves claimed to find gold in 1851 at what place?

    • A.

      Ballarat

    • B.

      Bendigo

    • C.

      Bathurst

    Correct Answer
    C. Bathurst
    Explanation
    Hargraves claimed to find gold in 1851 at Bathurst.

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  • 9. 

    How much did the miners license cost in the 1850's? 

    • A.

      30 shillings a month

    • B.

      2 pounds a year

    • C.

      20 shillings every 2 months

    Correct Answer
    A. 30 shillings a month
    Explanation
    During the 1850s, miners were required to obtain a license in order to mine. The cost of this license was 30 shillings per month. This fee had to be paid on a monthly basis in order for miners to continue their mining activities legally.

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  • 10. 

    Who is said to have started the Australia gold rush with his finding in NSW? 

    • A.

      Charles La Trobe

    • B.

      Peter Lalor

    • C.

      Edward Hargraves

    Correct Answer
    C. Edward Hargraves
    Explanation
    Edward Hargraves is said to have started the Australia gold rush with his finding in NSW. This implies that Hargraves was the first person to discover gold in New South Wales, which led to a significant influx of people searching for gold in Australia. His discovery sparked a gold rush, as people from all over flocked to the region in hopes of striking it rich.

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  • 11. 

    Which countries did people come from to Australia to find gold?

    • A.

      Canada, Alaska, Japan

    • B.

      China, Ireland, America, Europe

    • C.

      New Zealand, Malaysia, California

    Correct Answer
    B. China, Ireland, America, Europe
    Explanation
    During the gold rush in Australia, people from various countries flocked to the country in search of gold. Among the countries mentioned, China, Ireland, America, and Europe are the ones that sent individuals to Australia to find gold. These countries were significant sources of immigrants during this period, with people hoping to strike it rich by mining for gold in Australia.

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  • 12. 

    Peter Lalor was the leader of the Eureka Stockade? True or False?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Peter Lalor was indeed the leader of the Eureka Stockade. The Eureka Stockade was a rebellion that took place in Ballarat, Australia in 1854. Lalor, an Irish-born Australian, played a significant role in organizing and leading the miners during this uprising. He was chosen as the leader by the miners and became a prominent figure in the fight for miners' rights and democracy in Australia. His leadership and involvement in the Eureka Stockade made him a key historical figure in Australian history.

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  • 13. 

    Please fill answer below

    Correct Answer
    N/A
  • 14. 

    Edward Hargraves was the first to find gold Australia? True or False? 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Edward Hargraves was not the first to find gold in Australia. The correct answer is False. While Hargraves is often credited with starting the Australian gold rush in 1851, the first discovery of gold in Australia was actually made by James McBrien in 1823. McBrien found gold near Bathurst, New South Wales, but his discovery did not lead to a significant gold rush at the time. It was Hargraves' discovery in 1851, near Bathurst as well, that sparked the widespread gold rush and the subsequent development of Australia's mining industry.

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  • 15. 

      This battle of rebellion took place on December 3 1854. Name it.  

    • A.

      Stockade

    • B.

      Miner's Rebellion

    • C.

      Eureka Stockade

    • D.

      Ballarat's Battle

    Correct Answer
    C. Eureka Stockade
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Eureka Stockade. The Eureka Stockade was a battle of rebellion that took place on December 3, 1854. It was a significant event in Australian history, as it was a clash between gold miners and the colonial authorities in Ballarat, Victoria. The miners, who were protesting against unfair mining regulations and the high cost of mining licenses, built a stockade as a symbol of their resistance. The battle ended with the authorities suppressing the rebellion, but it ultimately led to reforms in the goldfields and increased democratic rights for the people.

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  • 16. 

    Name the type of  mining equipment this miner is holding

    • A.

      Gold Pot

    • B.

      Gold Pan

    • C.

      Gold Saucepan

    • D.

      Gold Dish

    Correct Answer
    B. Gold Pan
    Explanation
    The miner in the image is holding a gold pan. A gold pan is a shallow, flat-bottomed dish used for manually separating gold from other materials in placer mining. It is commonly used in rivers or streams to scoop up sediment and water, allowing the lighter materials to wash away while the heavier gold particles settle at the bottom of the pan.

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  • 17. 

    Select the food and drink a miner would have taken to the gold fields.

    • A.

      Roast lamb, coffee and bread

    • B.

      Boiled meat, beer and rice

    • C.

      Salted meat, tea and flour

    • D.

      Canned meat, vegetables and tea

    Correct Answer
    C. Salted meat, tea and flour
    Explanation
    Miners in the gold fields needed food and drink that could be easily transported and stored for long periods of time. Salted meat would have been a popular choice as it could be preserved without refrigeration. Tea would have provided a warm beverage and helped to prevent scurvy due to its high vitamin C content. Flour could be used to make bread, providing a source of carbohydrates. Therefore, salted meat, tea, and flour would have been the most suitable options for a miner's food and drink in the gold fields.

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  • 18. 

    Select three issues that caused tension amongst the miners that lead to the Eureka Stockade Battle.

    • A.

      Not enough beer, too many Chinese miners and the miner's license

    • B.

      Corrupt officials, miner's license and no voting rights

    • C.

      Corrupt officials, government not listening and no schools

    • D.

      Too many Chinese miners, bush rangers and brawls

    Correct Answer
    B. Corrupt officials, miner's license and no voting rights
    Explanation
    The tension amongst the miners leading to the Eureka Stockade Battle was caused by corrupt officials, miner's license, and no voting rights. The corrupt officials likely exploited the miners and abused their power, leading to dissatisfaction and anger among the miners. The miner's license system, which required miners to pay a fee, was seen as unfair and burdensome, adding to the miners' grievances. Additionally, the lack of voting rights meant that the miners had no say in the decisions that affected their lives and livelihoods, further fueling their frustration and desire for change.

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