THE IMPACT OF THE GOLD RUSH
Levels 5 & 6
History: The Australian Colonies
Explore the former gold vaults to discover the story of Victorian gold. Discuss Eureka and the struggle for democracy. Find out how Victoria’s new found riches shaped Melbourne. Discuss the impact of immigration on the colony.
THE EFFECTS OF GOLD ON VICTORIA
Levels 9 & 10
History: The Making of the Modern World
Explore the building and discover more about 1850s Melbourne and the legacy of the Victorian gold rush. Discover how gold rush immigrants helped shape democracy in the new colony of Victoria, and learn about the struggle for democratic rights for both men and women. Compare panoramas of Melbourne from 1862 and 2012 to discuss the growth of the city.