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Australian gold rush

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The Biggest Gold Nugget Ever Found | Gold Rush: Parker's Trail

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Gold Rush - Behind the News

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Gold 'mother lode' worth $15 million unearthed in Western Australia

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The Australian Gold Rush for Australian Primary School Students

During the Australian gold rushes, significant numbers of workers relocated to areas in which gold had been discovered. A number of gold finds occurred in Australia prior to 1851, but only the gold found from 1851 onwards created gold rushes. This is mainly because, prior to 1851, the colonial government of New South Wales had suppressed news of gold finds which it believed would reduce the workforce and destabilise the economy.
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    • History of discovery 

    • Pre-rush gold finds 

    • Notable gold finds that started rushes