Gold rush

Illustration of goldfields with figures dressed in Chinese-style clothing working.

Chinese on the goldfields

By the early 1850s, news of a gold rush in Australia sparked an influx in Chinese migration to Australia.

Illustration of gold fields.

Gold rush & bushrangers!

What was life like during the NSW gold rush?


The gold escort

A miner could transport his or her gold to Sydney using the 'gold escort'

Blue police cap.

Troopers & Aboriginal trackers

What was it like to be in the mounted police?