Caroline reminded us yesterday of how important paddle steamers were to the early settlers along the rivers - in this case the great Murray River that divides Victoria from New South Wales.
What brought most of the early free settlers to Australia especially to Victoria? Gold!
Jane found this wonderful article A period in focus – The Art of the Victorian Gold Rush by Andrea Hope which we want to share with those of you who are intrerested in this topic.
The first bookmark is to the abridged version of the article.
And this bookmark below is for those of you who would like to read the full article.
The Art of the American Gold Rush