Australia's Goldrush looks at the exciting years when gold fever gripped Australia and changed the country forever.
Take your students back in time to this colourful and important period in Australian history.
Two-part DVD movie, full-colour reader, iPad/Tablet reader, multimedia CD-ROM, blackline masters and more.



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A two-part presentation, ideal for classroom viewing and discussion.

From the first discoveries of gold and the wild rush that followed, through the bloody battle at the Eureka Stockade and the exploits of infamous bushrangers, Australia’s Goldrush offers an enjoyable and engaging learning experience that covers the key events, personalities and concepts of this fascinating era.

The goldrush era played a crucial part in changing Australia from a collection of struggling convict colonies into a modern nation. Gold fever lured thousands of new immigrants to Australia, generated enormous wealth, and helped shape the national identity of a new nation.

Australia’s Goldrush takes this dramatic period out of the history books and into the classroom in a way that makes it easy for students to understand and remember. takes this dramatic period out of the history books and into the classroom in a way that makes it easy for students to understand and remember.As well as illustrations and photographs from the period, the movie also features informative and entertaining reenactments.

• Full-colour, 24-page reader
• Images from the times
• Fact boxes with extra information
• Diagrams explain complex concepts
• Glossary of key terms
• Index • Captions


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Australia's Goldrush Part 1
low-res excerpts



Electronic reader
• Read onscreen.
• Listen to the reader narrated.
• View vocabulary definitions.

Teacher's resources
• Blackline masters to print
• Teacher’s answer sheet
• Primary sources such as diaries, journals and news reports
• Teacher’s Internet site

• Authentic folk songs from the period, with lyrics to sing along.


On-screen activities
• Find-a-word, cloze, typing
• Crosswords
• Drag-and-drop games
• On-screen jigsaw puzzles
• Write story/news report
• Story page with key words
• News report topics offer different perspectives

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