The Chinese attracted particular attention and local newspapers were quick to comment on their distinctive features, clothes, languages and habits — especially their tendency to travel en masse — their methods of transport, their diligence, tirelessness and productivity.
At that time it was the seventh ship to sight the continent that became Australia. Lieutenant James Cook on the other hand, speculated in his journal that the "Natives of New Holland" the East Coast Aborigines whom he encountered might in fact be far happier than Europeans.
At the same time, some settlers were quite aware they were usurping the Aborigines place in Australia. People could select a plot of land which they could then buy cheaply at auction.
The population declined to 1, in Before European settlement, the area was visited by many explorers, whalers and sealers. This discovery, instigated by Hargraves, led directly to the beginning of the gold rush in New South Wales.
Notable gold finds which started rushes[ edit ] Large gold specimen from the Ballarat mines, weight over grams, size 7. Stein claimed to have sighted gold-bearing ore while he was on a day trip to the Blue Mountains in March Another impact of this large influx of migrants was that ideas of the rights of the individual, democracy and egalitarianism were imported from Europe and the United States.
Mrs Lydia Drescheris with her children and a friend Image Copyright Western Australian Museum After World War II, Western Australia, with only a small population, experienced a period of mass immigration; people displaced by the ravages of war and looking for a new life.
People began to act irrationally with gold fever, spending all their savings and abandoning their families to get to the gold fields. During the s and s the economy was booming, but a severe drought lasting four years from crippled the economy, resulting in widespread unemployment, poverty and industrial strikes.
In the towns and cities, many people sought jobs in new manufacturing industries and new suburbs expanded across Sydney. Following the crisis, the anthropologist Donald Thomson was dispatched by the government to live among the Yolngu.
On returning to Sydney in that same year, he exhibited specimens that he had collected that contained gold. The colony failed to flourish and population stagnated.
Australian frontier wars Portrait of the Aboriginal explorer and diplomat Bungaree in British dress at Sydney in The first known landing in Australia by Europeans was by Dutch navigator Willem Janszoon in Government settlement and agricultural schemes aimed at increasing food production brought new migrants to Albany and its districts.
The Victorian Gold Discovery Committee wrote in – FOR A COLONIAL & ADVENTUROUS SPIRIT?
EXPERIMENTS IN WHITE AUSTRALIA. Circular Quay, The discovery of gold sent a shock wave through Colonial Australia. InEdward Hargraves convinced the people of Sydney that there was payable gold just outside of Bathurst in New South Wales.
With an increased. The Dreaming established the laws and structures of society and the ceremonies performed to ensure continuity of life and land. The discovery of gold in Australia is traditionally attributed to Edward Hammond passed both houses of Parliament and remained a central feature of Australia's immigration laws until abandoned in the.
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