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.

Included in the package are photocopyable worksheets and the Goldfields Journal, a re-creation of the pamphlets which offered advice on all aspects of life in the goldfields. Teachers will find the Goldfields Journal rich in resources, while students will need it to gain full knowledge of the tricks and techniques of gold mining, travelling and surviving in a hostile but exciting environment. 


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(Package includes CD suitable for both Windows and Macintosh, along with printed support material)

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Goldfields - Single User

$104.50 (inc GST) 

Goldfields - Site Licence

$209.00 (inc GST) 

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