澳洲代写assignment之Impact of the Victorian Gold Rush on Australian Society
Not only did immigration from countries outside Australia take place but even from inside Australia, people left their jobs and went to work on the fields. This was said to put a huge pressure on the provision of basic amenities and utilities which suffered the most since employees had all but deserted them in their quest for instant riches.
The most direct result of the gold rush was the increase in population of not only Victoria but also the whole of Australia. As a result of the gold rush, Victoria’s population increased by 7 times and the population of Australia doubled just in a matter of ten years between 1851 and 1861. There were around 150,000 British workers and 40,000 Chinese among the immigrants. Even though after the gold rush, many towns that had immediately sprung up were deserted, thus giving them the look of the ghost towns, the cultural effects of the rush were more than permanent.
The Chinese who were the major immigrants of the Gold rush after the boom was over switched to other professions such as shopkeepers, tobacco farmers, interpreters and so on.