This professionally produced, curriculum-aligned song helps students to learn some of the key dates, events, and figures associated with the discovery of gold in Australia. It discusses some of the hardships and frustrations experienced by gold diggers and their families, that resulted in the famous Eureka Stockade.
FYI: The verses are SPOKEN (to music) and the choruses are sung...
The package contains materials that integrate learning across key subject areas.
• Mp3 Vocal Track
• PDF Lyrics
SAMPLE LYRICS: (LISTEN to song audio sample in Preview at the top of this page)
Dig it! dig it! dig it! Just dig it!
Near Bathurst, state of New South Wales, in 1823,
A certain James McBrien had made a gold discovery.
Then, in the 1850’s, in Victoria, so we’re told,
Sir Edward Hargraves also discovered gold!
Gold fever, try to keep it hush!
No stopping the Australian Gold Rush.
(Gimme some of that) X2
Miles of walking every day, just added to the stress
Of families that were hungry, very poorly housed and dressed.
Water fit for drinking, was in very short supply;
The Hygiene, less than basic; sickness saw too many die.
©Lyrics: Nuala O'Hanlon, B.Ed; Cert Teaching
Music: Kathryn Radloff, B.A. (Hons) Psych.
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