Set in the 1850s, Yong doesn't want to leave Guangdong to travel to the goldfields of Ballarat. But as the firstborn son, he has no choice. On the long and treacherous journey, Yong strives to be an honourable son, while he and his father face many hardships and dangers. But in his heart he knows the shameful truth -- that his honour is a lie. Can a journey change lives? Has Yong the courage to face what lies ahead?
Here is the study of the women who made the Eureka rebellion in an abridged edition for teenage readers. Front and centre are the vibrant, adventurous personalities who were players in the rebellion: Sarah Hanmer, Ellen Young, Clara Seekamp, Anastasia Hayes and Catherine Bentley, among others. But just as important were the thousands of women who lived, worked and traded on the goldfields-women who have been all but invisible until now.
Gold in Australia examines the history of gold and the search for gold in Australia. It describes the impact of the gold rushes on the wealth, development and population of the nation, and outlines its influences on life in Australia today.
This illustrated history of gold in Australia covers the people, places, mining methods and legends, and the effects of gold on Australian life, society and the environment. This work was short-listed for the 1995 CBC Eve Pownall Award for Information Books.
Talented author and artist Tony Crago tells the story of the dramatic times of the Australian gold rushes in words and pictures. - See more at: http://www.readinghabit.com.au/?page=shop/flypage&product_id=11915#sthash.dtfmQonv.dpuf
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