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Gold Museum, Ballarat – Showcasing Ballarat''s history

The Gold Museum is Ballarat''s regional social history museum and part of the Sovereign Hill experience. Opened in 1978, the Gold Museum cares for around 150,000 items, covering a diverse range of collections from mining and military history through to costume and photography. Browse the various collections which make up the Gold Museum''s ...

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Victorian goldfields for kids | National Museum of Australia

Gold in Victoria Mining and migration The earliest gold in Victoria was found on the surface. Miners used simple picks and pans to separate gold from rock, soil and water. People rushed to the goldfields from places including the United Kingdom, the United States

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The Gold Museum (Ballarat)

About. The Gold Museum extends Sovereign Hill''s story of Ballarat - a majestic provincial city built on the wealth derived from the great Australian gold rushes of the 1850s.An impressive glass-fronted building with commanding views, the Gold Museum offers an award-winning gift shop specialising in the sale of gold nuggets and Australian-made gold ...

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Gold Rush Collection | Museum of Chinese Australian …

 · Chinese drum. A Drum that was probably used by the Chinese opera performers on the Ballarat goldfields during the Australian gold rush. Unknown maker, c. 1860s. Canvas and timber. Museum of Chinese Australian History Collection, 1995.01.01. Donor: Sasha Soldatow.

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Gold Rush Museum (Auburn)

A small, but excellent museum located in an old train station. It it well laid out with interactive displays. They cover the history of the area and the process of gold mining. A great place to visit.

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Chiltern Athenaeum Museum Chiltern Victoria Henry …

Chiltern Athenaeum Museum. The present brick building was erected in 1866, replacing an earlier timber construction, and used as Council Chambers, Town Hall and Library/Reading Rooms. When the Library was relocated in 1970 many old books remained in the present building forming an interesting collection of Goldfields reading matter in the ...

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SOVEREIGN HILL BALLARAT VICTORIA AUSTRALIA …

 · AA Sovereign Hill is a popular attraction, depicting Ballarat''s first ten years after the discovery of gold, in 1851. It is located at Ballarat, Victoria wit...

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Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery

QUEEN VICTORIA MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY CHS 114 Miscellaneous Mining Collection Mines and Mining, Tasmania INTRODUCTION THE RECORDS 1. Aberfoyle Management Pty Ltd, Melbourne 2. Arba Tin Mining Company 3. Australian Anglo 7.

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Walhalla railway Walhalla, Victoria, 1905-1920 (gold …

Jul 17, 2013 - Search a database of over 1.15 million records of zoology, geology, palaeontology, history, indigenous cultures and technology from Museums Victoria''s collections.

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GOLD

 · Carl Nordstrom, a Swedish born migrant, was commissioned by the Victorian Mining Commission and the National Museum of Victoria to create models depicting Victorian gold mining …

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Maldon District History – Maldon Museum and Archives …

Gold exploration and mining continues in the Maldon area today. The Great Depression of the 1930s found Maldon already in decline. The last mine had closed, and many miners and their families had sought work elsewhere. Up to half of the town''s timber

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Britannia Mine Museum: Award-winning Museum and …

The Museum is a premier, non-profit organization dedicated to presenting mining''s relevance today and towards a sustainable future. We would like to acknowledge that the land on which we gather is the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the sovereign Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) First Nation.

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Victorian goldfields for kids | National Museum of Australia

Mining and migration. The earliest gold in Victoria was found on the surface. Miners used simple picks and pans to separate gold from rock, soil and water. People rushed to the goldfields from places including the United Kingdom, the United States, Europe and China. Sometimes there was conflict.

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Collections | Gold Museum, Ballarat

The Gold Museum holds a large collection of artworks by Thomas Gill (1818-1880), better known to history as S.T. Gill, or ''the Artist of the Goldfields.'' As there are few photographs from the 1850s and 60s still in existence, his vivid illustrations provide some of the best examples of life on the early goldfields of Victoria.

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Fossicking and prospecting

Gold panning, fossicking or prospecting typically involves the use of metal detectors, hand tools, pans or sluices in the search for gold, gemstones and other minerals. Prospecting can be an exciting experience. Many of the world''s largest gold nuggets have been found in the Golden Triangle of central Victoria.

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Alluvial Mining Model

Model made by C.E. Nordstrom in 1858. This model depicts gold miners at Daisy Hill, near Maryborough during the Victorian gold rush. It was one of a dozen Victorian goldfields models commissioned in the late 1850s by Frederick McCoy, the director of this museum, …

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Particulars respecting nuggets found in Victoria : …

 · Gold mines and mining, Mines and mineral resources, Gold discoveries, History, Gold mines and mining -- Victoria, Mines and mineral resources -- Victoria, Victoria -- Gold discoveries, Victoria -- History Publisher [Victoria] : [Mines Department] Collection

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About – Gold Museum, Ballarat

The Gold Museum extends Sovereign Hill''s story of Ballarat – a majestic provincial city built on the wealth derived from the great Australian gold rushes of the 1850s – and serves as Ballarat''s social and cultural history museum. The Gold Museum is supported by the Victorian Government through Arts Victoria.

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The Goldfields Police | Sovereign Hill Education Blog

 · Native Police by S. T. Gill. Gold Museum Collection. At the beginning of the gold rushes in Victoria, there was a call from some of the successful diggers for police to escort them and their gold to the safety of Melbourne. They first appealed to Captain …

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Exhibitions – Gold Museum, Ballarat

 · Re-Awakening the Dragon showcases the Gold Museum''s extensive Chinese processional and temple collections. The exhibition will feature Loong, one of Australia''s oldest processional dragons. In 1897, Queen Victoria marked her sixty-year reign over the British Commonwealth, and celebrations were held throughout the colonies on Diamond Jubilee Day on 22 June, 1897.

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Mining Model

Mining Model made by Carl Nordstrom, circa 1857, showing surface and shallow sinkings, puddling and all the modes of washing for gold in use in the various gold fields of Victoria up to 1859. It is part of a series of ten models depicting aspects of mining techniques on the Victorian …

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Sovereign Hill

Sir Henry Bolte, Premier of Victoria from 1955 to 1972, was an important supporter in the establishment of Sovereign Hill and the Gold Museum. The collection includes a wide range of memorabilia offering an unusual insight into the political life of a very public figure.

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California State Mining and Mineral Museum

Mining companies brought machines to the mountains and turned camps into boomtowns as they blasted and dug deep into the earth to follow the gold bearing veins. There is still gold in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, at the California State Mining and Mineral Museum, in historic Mariposa.

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Bright, Victoria

In the grounds of the museum there are examples of various historic items from the mining history of the area such as a four head stamping battery and a steam traction engine. The ''Harrietville Gold'' display featuring Harrietville''s mining history was opened in January 2011. Opening Hours: 1st December to 30th April Saturday and Sunday ...

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Gold rushes | National Museum of Australia

 · Gold mining cradle Discovery of gold in Australia There had been multiple gold finds in New South Wales (Bathurst and Monaro), Tasmania and what would become Victoria prior to the ''official'' discovery of the precious metal by Edward Hargraves near Orange in 1851.

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Quartz Mine & Treatment Works Model

Model showing details of the Port Phillip Quartz Mine and Gold Works at Clunes as they appeared in December 1858. The model was made by Carl E. Nordstrom in 1858 and shows the workings to a depth of 54 feet (16.46 meters). The scale of the model is 0.38 (3/8) Inches to 1 foot (1:32).

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Gold Museum

The Australian Centre for Gold Rush Collections will build on Sovereign Hill''s rich collections and provide visitors with greater accessibility to the culturally significant collection. The Australian Centre for Gold Rush Collections will be built in close proximity to CRAFT providing an opportunity to connect contemporary practice with the richness of the entire museum collection.

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Victor''s Gold Camp AG & Mining Museum – A working …

A model headframe with working vintage hoist and skip illustrates the methodology of hard rock gold mining in Victor and Cripple Creek. Be sure to catch some of the great history and stories behind the impressive pieces on display! Admission: $5 suggested donation. School and tour groups welcome, please call ahead.

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Victorian goldfields teacher resources | National …

Welcome. Our Kspace Victorian goldfields teacher resources include creative projects, assignment questions and an online quiz, all linked to the Australian Curriculum. They were developed for use with our Kids learning space, where videos, photographs and background help provide answers and inspiration for students.

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Visitors panning for gold at Sovereign Hill, an open air …

Download this stock image: Visitors panning for gold at Sovereign Hill, an open air museum in the old gold mining town of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia - W3FKY6 from Alamy''s library of millions of high resolution stock photos, illustrations and vectors.

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Gold Mining Model, Victoria, 1858

Gold Mining Model, Victoria, 1858

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Gold fever

 · Building the model. This was the last and most ambitious of ten scale models commissioned from the Swedish-born miner and artisan Carl Nordström, by Professor Fredrick McCoy, founder of the National Museum of Victoria. It took over six-months to complete and …

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Gold in Victoria The current State of Play

UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED • Total all-time gold mined globally: ~165 000 tonnes *. • Victorias recorded gold production (since 1851): ~2500 tonnes+ • 1.5%+ of all the worlds gold, from just 0.15% of global land area • Victorias productive goldfields occupy

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The Archaeology of Water on the Victorian Goldfields

 · Water played a crucial role in gold mining in the Australian colony of Victoria during the nineteenth century. Recent archaeological research has identified extensive surviving evidence of water supply networks, industrial applications of water and downstream pollution. The integration of this physical evidence with Google Earth, LiDAR imagery and historical maps in GIS reveals how the use …

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