|Activity 5 - Life on the Goldfields:
Look at the picture below of a gold field scene and then respond to the
Answer these questions as a Microsoft Word document and hand
an edited version to your teacher.
Most of the homes and buildings were made of canvas. Explain why so much
canvas was used.
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.
You will notice a variety of flags. What would be the purpose of these
You will notice that there were not many roads and streets. Explain why
this was the case.
Give a brief description of the clothing the miners used.
What are some of the methods the miners are using to get the gold?
With people living so close together, what problems do you think this created?