Archival Revival: The Australian gold rush

An underground tramway at a Kalgoorlie mine in Western Australia, 1961. Photo: National Archives of Australia
An underground tramway at a Kalgoorlie mine in Western Australia, 1961. Photo: National Archives of Australia
Bakers Creek gold mine, Hillgrove. Photo: National Archives of Australia

Bakers Creek gold mine, Hillgrove. Photo: National Archives of Australia

Sluicing for gold, 1904. Photo: National Archives of Australia

Sluicing for gold, 1904. Photo: National Archives of Australia

Searching for gold in central Australia, 1939. Photo: National Archives of Australia

Searching for gold in central Australia, 1939. Photo: National Archives of Australia

Gold mine in Western Australia, 1945. Photo: National Archives of Australia

Gold mine in Western Australia, 1945. Photo: National Archives of Australia

Kalgoorlie and Western Australian gold mines, 1945. Photo: National Archives of Australia

Kalgoorlie and Western Australian gold mines, 1945. Photo: National Archives of Australia

Canadian-style home built during the gold rush, 1870. Photo: National Archives of Australia

Canadian-style home built during the gold rush, 1870. Photo: National Archives of Australia

Hill End, New South Wales during the gold rush, 1871. Photo: National Archives of Australia

Hill End, New South Wales during the gold rush, 1871. Photo: National Archives of Australia

A girl pans for gold at Adelong, NSW. Photo: National Archives of Australia

A girl pans for gold at Adelong, NSW. Photo: National Archives of Australia

A gold miner at Nobles Knob mine, Tennant Creek, 1958. Photo: National Archives of Australia

A gold miner at Nobles Knob mine, Tennant Creek, 1958. Photo: National Archives of Australia

The Bishop of Bathurst visits Gulgong during the gold rush, 1870. Photo: National Archives of Australia

The Bishop of Bathurst visits Gulgong during the gold rush, 1870. Photo: National Archives of Australia

A gold nugget found at Wedderburn, Victoria, 1980. Photo: National Archives of Australia

A gold nugget found at Wedderburn, Victoria, 1980. Photo: National Archives of Australia

Kalgoorlie goldfields, 1987. Photo: National Archives of Australia

Kalgoorlie goldfields, 1987. Photo: National Archives of Australia