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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) The King told them to do it. b) People were leaving Australia for the Californian goldfields. c) They liked the look of it. 3) Who is usually credited with discovering gold in Australia? a) Ned Kelly b) Edward Hargraves c) John Lister 4) Why did Hargraves think he would find gold in Bathhurst? a) He had a metal detector. b) It looked like where they were finding gold in California c) He saw it in a dream. 5) In what year did Hargraves find gold in Australia? a) 1852 b) 1850 c) 1851 6) Which of these is NOT one of the consequences of the gold rush? a) Fewer moved to Australia b) More people moved to Australia. c) People in Australia had a higher standard of living.

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