a miner's view on the different people on the diggings
australian migration (1788-1900)
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library books that might be useful
Famous People of the Gold Rush Era
Call Number: 994.031 GUI
Contains information about : Lola Montez - entertainer; Raffaello Carboni - writer and rebel; David Syme - newspaper owner; Peter Lalor - hero and parliamentarian; Mei Quont Tart - businessman; S.T. Gill - goldfields artist; Catherine Helen Spence - writer and feminist; Charles Yelverton O'Connor - engineer; Frederick Augustus Morgan - mine owner; Eugene van Guerard - artist and teacher; Captain Melville - bushranger Table of contents includes: Gold seekers -- Winners, losers & outcasts -- Lola Montez, entertainer -- Raffaello Carboni, writer & rebel -- David Syme, newspaper owner -- Peter Lalor, hero & parliamentarian -- Mei Quong Tart, businessman -- S.T. Gill, goldfields artist -- Caherine Helen Spence, writer & feminist -- Charles Yelverton O'Connor, engineer -- Frederick Augustus Morgan, mine owner -- Eugene von Guerard, art & teacher -- Captain Melville, bushranger
The gold seekers
Call Number: 994.031 GAR
How to find gold -- The rushes begin -- A licence to seek a fortune -- The rush to Victoria -- Who were the Gold Seekers? -- Getting there -- Life on the diggings -- The work -- Mateship --Women on the goldfields -- What did they do with the gold?
New Gold Mountain - The Story of Shu Cheong. Lambing Flat, NSW, 1860-1861
by Christopher W Cheng
Call Number: MYA
Publication Date: 2005
Shu Cheong works on the goldfields at Lambing Flat. Life is tough, and there are many white settlers who are anything but friendly. It is 1860, and the white miners' behaviour towards the Chinese is becoming more and more violent. Shu Cheong witnesses increasing hatred and brutality towards his people....But he also learns the value of true friendship.
Rhymes from the mines - poetry from the gold fields