Countries

Countries

Men, women and children converged on the goldfields of Victoria like flies to a honeypot. The Diggings were some of the most multicultural places in the world during the 1850s and 60s. Over 30 different nationalities have been recorded at the Eureka Affair in 1854. People from England, Scotland, Cornwall, Wales, Ireland, China, Italy, Germany, France, New Zealand, America, Canada and even Jamaica sought their fortunes on some of the richest goldfields the world has ever seen.