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Online Education - Term 4, 2001

Activity 5 - Life on the Goldfields:

Look at the picture below of a gold field scene and then respond to the following questions:

  1. Most of the homes and buildings were made of canvas. Explain why so much canvas was used.
  2. Where the miners were, many of the trees have been cut down, Make a list of the uses for timber you can see in the pictures.
  3. You will notice a variety of flags. What would be the purpose of these flags?
  4. You will notice that there were not many roads and streets. Explain why this was the case.
  5. Give a brief description of the clothing the miners used. 
  6. What are some of the methods the miners are using to get the gold?
  7. With people living so close together, what problems do you think this created?
Answer these questions as a Microsoft Word document and hand an edited version to your teacher.

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