start of the Australian Goldrush, Ophir, New South Wales, Australia
Yes, there were Chinese in the Australian goldrush
Using the Australian Goldrush of the 1870s as a backdrop, Trollope creates an intense, psychological feel to the novel. Also included is the marvellous portrait of Hester Bolton's fanatically religious mother, ceaselessly quoting from the bible, and so disapproving of her daughter's marriage that she attends the ceremony clad in mourning. [Published with the permission of ]
The Australian goldrush started in 1851, currently it's 1855
"Experience life as it used to be in the Australian Goldrush days. You can study the skies and the land and gain an insight to life on the farm or learn to throw a boomerang."
Sydney is one of the most cosmopolitan cities on the planet, with one third of its population born overseas. European settlement rapidly displaced the Aboriginal people of the Sydney area with colonists largely coming from England, Ireland and Scotland. The Australian goldrush attracted more immigrants, including a significant number of Chinese, with about one in four Australians with convict descent also having some Chinese ancestry.The ship was carrying about $117.5 million worth of gold from the Australian goldrush and sank in a storm only hours from its destination, somewhere in Britain.