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Today, I will be making a post about- The evolution of the Australian gold fields. Well, first of all, it was one person who accidentally came across a piece of gold, and then he became RICH!  So then everyone, thought, ‘Hey, maybe we can strike it rich as well!’

And then you got people from Paris, Russia, Egypt, America and Perth came over to find their fortune on the goldfield. And that is the end.

But not for long!

Then the coppers come come along and say, ‘Queen Victoria wants money, so all you lot have to pay up for a panning licence. But the miners didn’t like that idea, and so they ended up having a very short conflict which ended with nearly 30 people dying, and the coppers agreeing to terms and everyone having a very, very big party. So that’s all, now you know, why we are here today, how Ballarat came to be, and why people don’t really like Queen Victoria.




Eventually the gold runs out, and people start to settle down. But this ids the time of bush rangers, so everyone is scared that their tent or pub will be burnt down. Eventually the coppers kill the two biggest threats, Ben Hall and one that you might have heard of, Ned Kelly. That puts a stop to all bush rangers and now people can safely camp outside.

But not for long!

Now other people think they can steal and dress up like bush rangers, so now you’ve got half a dozen people attacking random camps for no good reason. And once again, WHO YA GONNA CALL?  The Cops of course! they’re back and of course everyone is dying and being injured and getting blown up and stealing Porches, except maybe not that last one. It’s all chaos by the time more cops arrive, and then they just decide to kill people so they can’t get ideas from the fake rangers. And that is the quite possibly incomplete history of Australian settling.



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