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1850s were an exciting time in Australia.
Gold was discovered. Many people who
at the gold fields early made a lot of
money. Ex-prisoners and people from the
US, Europe and China became rich. Gold
their money back to Melbourne, Sydney
and country towns and built magnificent
houses. The government spent a lot of
money on public buildings. Many of Australia's
most beautiful old buildings were built
at this time.
famous gold mining city is Ballarat in
Victoria. Many people
rich there. Today there is an historical
town called Sovereign Hill in
Ballarat. You can see shops, schools,
streets and houses from the 1850s. You
can see how the miners and their families
lived. You can pan for gold in the river
or go underground into a mine.
Gold Rush is an important time in Australia's
history. It is a time when the population
grew very quickly. People around the world
heard about the gold and came to try to
make money. Some were successful, some