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GOLD Eureka Flag, Ballarat Fine Art Gallery
Eureka stockade centre, 199?
Blood on the Cross, Sovereign Hill, Ballarat
Broader historical context Gold discoveries Gold rushes and their impact Size and composition of the population Areas of settlement Economy Lifeon the goldfields Eureka Stockade The event Issues and interpretations
Broader historical context 1840s Depression Growth of settlement End of convict transportation Labour shortages Victoria a separate colony Moves towards self-government and democratic reforms
Gold Discoveries Early discoveries Example of California As impetus to population and economic growth Attempts to control Edward Hargraves and publicity Victoria
Gold rushes and their impact Size and composition of the population Areas of settlement Economy Life on the goldfields