Australias Gold Rushes is a collection of fascinating stories about Australias various gold rushes.
In 1851 gold was discovered in Australia, near Bathurst in New South Wales. Just four months later another find was made near Ballarat in Victoria. These events would lead to a series of gold rushes that would spread across Australia's colonies in the late 19th century, giving Australia a reputation as a place where every man could seek his fortune. Australia's Gold Rushes presents the fascinating history of Australia's turbulent yet prosperous gold rushes. From the early finds in central New South Wales to the spread of gold fever and the Eureka Stockade.