Gold miners and mining

Find information about gold miners, mining companies and daily life in historic Victorian goldfields.

Getting to the goldfields

Images from the Library's collections

Watercolour painting, Shows rear view of men with swags, kettle and gun, one accompanied by a dog, all walking on a country road behind a laden horse and cart.

Diggers on way to Bendigo H86.7/26

Photograph, Coach is packed with equipment, chinese passengers inside and on top of Cobb & Co. coach, 1835.

Chinese leaving for the diggings. Cobb & Co. coach, Castlemaine H2407

Lithograph, print, Shows a bullock wagon bogged in the creek up to its axle, while men with whips urge the team on to greater efforts. A dead horse lies on the edge of the water, and on the right a man has been thrown out of his dray into the water when his horse stumbled

Crossing the creek at Bacchus' Marsh H2921

Watercolour painting, Buckland hotel, post office, bridge

The Buckland near the camp H38465

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