One of the most consistently used educational packages ever published in Australia.


Years 5 to 9


Goldfields is an historical simulation that allows students to explore the possibilities of life in the goldfields of nineteenth century Australia, as well as developing reading and language skills.

They can choose to run a freight business, work in a pub or a market garden, become a nurse, doctor, councillor, criminal—or even a miner!

The flexibility of the simulation allows the player’s success to be entirely dependent on his or her ingenuity and persistence, as was the case in real life. (Courageous diggers might even find Muir’s Marvel, an enormous nugget which can be found only if they survive floods and landslides.)

Students can print certificates of achievement at the end of each year on the goldfields.


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(Direct link to download software immediately. Link sent by email as well)

Note for Mac Users.

Since Apple has announced that they will discontinue support for 32-bit apps in the near future, we have withdrawn the Mac version of this app.




Australian buyers please add 10% GST to these prices.

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