Remembering the Past Australia

During the Australian gold rushes over a million people, both from within Australia and from overseas relocated to the Australian goldfields in search of payable gold. The influx of hopeful free immigrants would change the convict colonies into more progressive cities. These diggers brought with them new skills and professions, and the mateship that evolved on the goldfields and their collective resistance to authority led to Australia’s unique national identity. These articles highlight some of the many stories from the Australian goldfields.


Our Aim

Remembering the Past Australia’s aim is to unlock the invaluable knowledge of our country’s rich record collections and to build a resource to drive well-informed family and social history research in Australia.

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