Cobb & Co Stage Coach arriving at Ballarat Goldfields

Gold! Is still one of the most attention-grabbing headlines. When gold was discovered in 1851 in NSW, discoveries in Victoria quickly followed. The stories of the fortunate ones and the many unfortunate prospectors makes for wonderful drama.

The Gold Rush! - one night only 6.00pm - 8.30pm

In this classic journey we explore the history of the Ballarat uprising at Eureka. We look at the roles of the Troopers, the Entertainers, the Soldiers, Miners and the Authorities. And we see how gold is mined and recovered from Mother Earth.
Some of the Victorian Goldfields

Course Information

Gold Rush! - For One Night Only Course Includes:

  • Comprehensive Course Notes
  • Interactive Discussions.
  • Audio-Visual Presentations.
  • Fun Quiz.
  • Next Scheduled Course: Friday 21 September 6.00 - 8.30 pm
Course Sessions
  • SESSION 1.
  • E.H. Hargraves.
  • Diggers.
  • Goldfields Businesses.
  • SESSION 2.
  • Licences.
  • Eureka.
  • Ballarat.
Planned Learning Outcomes:
By the end of this course, you should be able to:
  • 1. Know about the events which led to the Eureka Uprising.
  • 2. Understand how gold was gotten from the earth.
  • 3. Enjoy planning your own visit to Sovereign Hill in Victoria.