Life On The Goldfields

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Life On The Goldfields by Mind Map: Life On The Goldfields

1. Food

1.1. Mutton with potatoes & onions

1.2. Chickens or ducks

1.3. Rabbit stew

1.4. Salted beef jerkey

1.5. Occasionally, a kangaroo or wallaby

1.5.1. Not a favoured food

1.6. Damper

1.6.1. Simple bread made of flour, salt & water

1.6.2. Cooked over an open campfire

1.7. Carrots or cabbage

1.8. Billy tea

1.8.1. Tea boiled in a billy over an open fire

2. Schooling

2.1. Many miners couldn't afford to send their child to school

2.2. Teachers

2.2.1. Often young and untrained

2.2.1.1. As young as 14

2.2.2. Some were strict, while others couldn't keep the classroom under control

2.3. 'School buses',which were actually horse-drawn carts were around as late as the 1820s

2.3.1. Very common for children in outlying areas

2.4. Churches doubled as schoolhouses

3. Life of children

3.1. Tasks

3.1.1. Rocking the cradle

3.1.2. Found gold using the puddling pan

3.1.3. Had many household chores

3.2. Not much schoolwork

3.2.1. Miners were unable to teach their children

3.2.1.1. Didn't speak English

3.2.1.2. Had no education themselves

4. Housing

4.1. Tents

4.2. Mattresses stuffed with leaves

4.3. Bark huts

4.4. Basic stone buildings

4.5. Small cottages

5. Entertainment

5.1. Smoking in the evening

5.2. Music

5.2.1. Some miners played their own instruments

5.2.2. More popular than professional entertainers

5.3. Story telling

5.4. Balls

5.5. Concerts

6. Clothing

6.1. Men

6.1.1. Straw hats

6.1.2. Loose trousers

6.1.3. Loose shirts

6.1.4. Rubber boots

6.2. Women

6.2.1. Corsets

6.2.2. Long dresses

6.2.3. Lace up boots