The 'Golden Greeks': Greek presence during the Australian Gold Rushes, 1850s-1880s

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The Australian gold rush attracted hopefuls from all around the world. The rush also triggered the first collective settlements of Greeks in the county. This article discusses the formation of these settlements in both NSW and Victoria, the creation of family groups that underpinned their establishment (despite the disparity between the number of Greek men and women arriving), the differences in social ranking of those arriving, and the mining work and other occupations undertaken on the fields.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages3
Specialist publicationKosmorama: Hellenic Australian Magazine
PublisherSkouloudis Media Pty Ltd
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jan 2000


  • Australian history
  • Greek-Australians
  • Australian gold rushes
  • migration and settlement studies
  • mining

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