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1) Why did the government initially keep gold discoveries quiet? a) They wanted to keep the gold for themselves. b) They didn’t think the gold was valuable. c) They feared a convict uprising. 2) What prompted the government to offer a reward for gold discoveries? a) People were leaving Australia for the American goldfields. b) People were leaving Australia for the Californian goldfields. c) They wanted to because they wanted to. 3) Who is usually credited with discovering gold in Australia? a) Edward Hargraves b) All Australians c) John Lister 4) Why did Hargraves think he would find gold in Bathhurst? a) He had a metal detector b) He could use his eyes. c) It looked like where they were finding gold in California 5) In what year did Hargraves find gold in Australia? a) 1841 b) 1951 c) 1851

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