The Power of Gold
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Gold is powerful stuff! From the earliest times the metal has been associated with the gods and immortality in many cultures throughout the world.
Australia has a very colourful history when it comes to the King of Metals. Although gold was rumoured to have been found in Australia as early as 1814, the first gold fields did not appear until thirty years later, mainly because its presence in the pre-1850’s Australian convict society was not considered a blessing by authorities who feared gold fever could potentially cause anarchy in the small fledgling British colony.
During this talk, respected historian Richard Offen charts the history of gold and its use, following the story of the discovery of gold, first in the Eastern States and then, as an eleventh hour saviour of the economy, in Western Australia.
Places are limited and bookings are essential.
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