The Golden Age And The Golden Age

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In the 1800s, Australia was young and viewed as a nation of possibility, opportunity and freedom. The Europeans were happily reaping in profits from the fruitful soils, and the convicts were given the chance to start anew with agricultural demands providing them with work. Developing their community, they had already pushed the Aboriginals out of their land, and set up their lives in the land down under. The British and Europeans were pleased with their secluded paradise; despite the pain it caused the Indigenous population.

Initially Australia was just a new land. A place to prosper, live and grow. Develop new buildings, careers, families and abundant produce. With excitement for its potential, an import of cattle and other species unknown to the native wildlife started to disrupt the ecosystem and destroyed the layers of rich soil. The animals fought for resources and space, just as the Aboriginals were forced to do with the settlers, both events creating a
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The people had to make do with the dwindling produce and come together to forage what they could. An inevitable crisis for a developing nation created a bond between the new communities. One of helpfulness and togetherness, creating a society focused on the larger population. Though, what happened next caused a major uproar globally, The Golden Age.

It was in 1851 when a prestigious miner, Edward Hargreaves returned from his mining trip to America, with the speculation that the land of opportunity too bore the minerals and gold that could be mined. Upon reporting to the government who allowed for investigations into the matter to be made, The Golden Age of mining in Australia began. It was a joyous occasion, not only was the land of opportunity fruitful in its produce, but rich in minerals as well. The foundations on which these people lived on would provide them with wealth and support; enough to construct a true

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