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The Australian GOLD RUSH!

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Did you know Australia had a gold rush? Well it did and it was instrumental in establishing Australia as a nation. Music backing, Rockytop. Rockytop by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/
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Em ily (1 month ago)
I’m doing a massive project on this and this video helped very much, thank you!
Ethan (1 month ago)
I watch this in humanitys (history and geography) and I recognised you from tabletop time.
jaiden murfet (3 months ago)
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jaiden murfet (3 months ago)
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da dylnator (3 months ago)
thanks for the help on da home work
Yolanda Warren (3 months ago)
I had to watch this for school T-T
A bit concerning that your history of population of Australia didn't include Aboriginals!
Oscar Semmler (7 months ago)
Been here lots of times
Golden Eagle (11 months ago)
i thought you live in Melbourne?
TheNthMouse (11 months ago)
Interesting how the buildings, fonts, and clothes look almost identical to those in California of the same period.
Caleb W.J (1 year ago)
A long time ago (last year) I went to that place for a school trip for 5 days... I’m just gonna point that out for some reason.... also what about the dragons?
J Lord (1 year ago)
Many of the famlies of the First Free Settlers that is non convict imigrants came her as garuds, sourgens, addminastros and persist. Many of the first Free Settlers decedents still from our corporate and political elite.
Milla Frlan (1 year ago)
lol i just went there 2 weeks ago for camp
Sgtwolf00 (1 year ago)
Oh hey Sovereign Hill, I know that place. Those raspberry drops are amazing and I am willing to make the trip *just* for those!
DETECTIVE BEAR (1 year ago)
Man, I love that place! The Eureka Stockade Show is my Favorite
Toodles Mcguee (1 year ago)
As I suspected. All y'all Australians are criminals!
J Lord (1 year ago)
Did you not hear what Shad said must Austaralins, in fact the fast majority of us are descentes of Gold Rush immigrants. I don't have a droop of convict blood.
Jerome Younan (1 year ago)
Becouse russia was too cold
Darken De la Espada (1 year ago)
Australia has a past? Didn't they just become independent..... like last week? Or has it already been a month? Better start checking the calendar.
its your boy snorlax (1 year ago)
Thanks for the great facts
Gideon M. (1 year ago)
real life koprulu sector..
My school is going to soviern hill and we get to where costumes
Roofus Onna (1 year ago)
Shadversity, just wondering if you are from Ballarat or Bendigo? I'm from Bendigo, and in primary school my class went to Soveign Hill, sat in the Sovreign Hill classroom with a woman pretending to be a teacher in the past, getting angry when we wrote with our left hands and messed about in a pretend goldfield prospecting :)
Hugh Star (1 year ago)
nice gold
Hugh Star (1 year ago)
cool me
jas jas (1 year ago)
Yay! Latrobe Valley boy!...wait you don't mean, you cant mean...NO! not Morwell!!!
gamer7916 (1 year ago)
Wait, Shadiversity is Australian? For the longest time I thought he was British
Havoc (1 year ago)
also, I'd like to add, that Australia's history ( as far as the European's were concerned ) begins with the end of the American war of independance, because that's really where all this came about. see, America was where the brits used to ship all their prisoners, it was a British colony, and a trip across the Atlantic was a lot cheaper and shorter than shipping them to the opposite side of the ruddy planet. unfortunately, after the French tried to take the colony's over and the British came and saved the Americans, the American's got a bit miffed when they were taxed to pay for all the soldiers and ammo spent protecting them from ending up as French citizens, so, they revolted. long story short, America manages to defeat the British, declares itself a new nation, and Britain has no-where to dump it's prison trash. then some dickhead named cook is like, hey, there's this like, huge island on the arse end of the earth that's like, not claimed by anyone ( even though there's some evidence the Dutch settled on Australian soil without realising it was a whole continent, but I digress, nobody knew that at the time ) and they thought, well we want to claim it before anyone else does, and we have all these prisoners, fuck it, two birds, one stone and that is how Australia was settled. because American's didn't want to pay for taxes to pay for a war
Havoc (1 year ago)
Australia, the only other place besides America to have wild west period also only place to have gun culture, despite corrupt, nepotistic Politician's insistance on the contrary.
doctor vader (1 year ago)
I m australian too
doctor vader (1 year ago)
I ve been there this summer
DDZZH DZH (1 year ago)
Hahaha, I remembered their pies are great
I'm an American, and I grew up on Western Films. I can only say we owe Australia a debt of gratitude for the Man From Snowy River.
DrIvanRadosivic (1 year ago)
The funny thing is in Team Fortress 2 game there is no gold rush, but yes Australium rush. Australium is basically a big fraking deal, because it has positive properties on people, as in transforms you into a genius with a love of beer sort of properties.
RockJockey (1 year ago)
Shadiversity, does Australia have influential writers from their gold rush like Alaska, US had Jack London?
Marko Docevski (1 year ago)
Is the crushing wheel the same Conan was chained to?
Jeremey Dunsworth (1 year ago)
Interesting video, would love to see more in Aussie history we don't get taught that much of it or if any at all ii schools in Blighty. Aboriginal history would be cool, any that I know personally is from the great Australian Les Hiddins, love that guy. Australian independence would be a good subject, cheers for the effort chap:)
IONATVS (1 year ago)
As a Californian, I can't help seeing the similarities between our two gold rushes. The Californian Gold Rush turned California from a territory like any other in the US's vast frontier into the important hub of industry and player in US politics that its been ever since. San Francisco and Sacramento were both Gold Rush boomtowns, and while the behemoth that is Los Angeles grew up quite a bit later, it's unlikely that California would be the most populous and economically powerful state in the Union (its economy on its own is pretty similar to France's) if it weren't for the prospectors and rail infrastructure that grew to transport their finds.
ZemplinTemplar (1 year ago)
Looks like a proper industrial history open-air museum, with everything it should have. :-) I'm glad you're branching out into making occassional videos on Australian history. Fun fact: The plot of the Sherlock Holmes short story "The Boscombe Valley Mystery" actually has a significant connection to the 19th century gold mining boom in Victoria. Only as part of the backstory, but it is actually rather crucial to the case investigated in that story.
Mr BigCookie (1 year ago)
Penzalo (1 year ago)
someone made a mod about your solitude video
Lycan (1 year ago)
the atmosphere of sovereign hill is amazing, I've been there twice, once when I was 7 and another when I was 12 and it's always so much fun, you really feel like your back in time I'd recommend it for anyone close enough who hasn't been there, but like make sure you have a lot of money with you so you can buy a bunch of stuff and go down into the mines etc
A Jim Fan (1 year ago)
5:10 - They used that for crushing apples and making cider too. Except maybe the wheel was wooden so it was a lot lighter, and two people could push it instead of an oxen or draft horse (from BBC's 'Victorian Farm'). Even in 1900 (first decade of 20th century, that is) there were smiths employing watermills to power trip hammers and make steel shovels (took a lot of power to turn an ingot into a plate).
farmrgalga (1 year ago)
Shad, can you do one on the Eureka Rebellion?
Seth Mitchell (1 year ago)
I can't wait to see more of these, this is all really interesting.
Lilli (1 year ago)
Very interesting to hear as I have to admit I know almost nothing about Australian history. I wasn't aware of the gold rush. But are you sure there were just a bit more than 400 000 people living in Australia? So few Aboriginals? Or is it rather that they don't count?
Mafia Cat (1 year ago)
They were not counted as the number was for settlers living in Australia, not all people. And there was no way to determine the number of Aboriginals in Australia if their numbers were added.
TonboIV (1 year ago)
Some of your comments come off a bit anglo-centric. I suppose you could say that Australia's history began with European settlement, since the Aborigines didn't write, but It kind of seems like you're implying there was just nothing there before colonization.
TonboIV (1 year ago)
I don't expect him talk about Aborigines, but when he says "Australia's history is very short" , or talks about "Australia's population", when he clearly means the European population, it makes it sound like he's just forgetting the Aborigines even existed. All he had to say was something like "Australia's recorded history is very short." or "Australia's European population." I'm not suggesting this should be a video about the Aborigines, but the phrases he uses make it sound like there was no one there before the settlers.
Mafia Cat (1 year ago)
It sounds like you're making a problem out of nothing. The video is about the gold rush, not the Aboriginals.
MissAustentatious (1 year ago)
'Pretty Crimes' is right, my ancestor Robert Nunn was sent over on the first fleet for stealing a coat. A COAT. He also got 100 lashes for disobeying orders and neglecting his work, which sounds either WAY too excessive, or, they severely glossed over whatever it was he actually did.
Mark Spiers (1 year ago)
he got sent over for what he did to a goat not a coat ,,it must haave been a typo on the charge sheet
Thomas Eubank (1 year ago)
Thank you for sharing this with us. I am now more interested in Australian history than ever before.
Pleb (1 year ago)
*when you're American but the Aussie uses the Metric System*
26CLT (1 year ago)
*When you're British and you can't decide between the two so you use both*
The Aussie Bogan (1 year ago)
*when you see an american who doesnt realise nobody but them use imperial*
Mondo Cool (1 year ago)
Where Australia really shines is it's infinite list of deadly animals that can kill you, land and sea, that is where the excitements at! I still remember the dingo eating that ladies baby and the legion of spiders that just invaded maningrida, actually covered the whole town with web
MissAustentatious (1 year ago)
And an Emu War. Where the Emus won.
Mondo Cool (1 year ago)
I actually didn't know Australia ever had plagues :O
MissAustentatious (1 year ago)
And the bird-and-snake-eating spiders.
maclennanld (1 year ago)
don't forget the plague of mice and locust plagues
Blake Winter (1 year ago)
Ballarat! I always remember this as the place featuring in the Sherlock Holmes story, 'The Boscombe Valley Mystery.' Which also involved the Australian gold mines.
Ubeogesh (1 year ago)
Do a Kaer Trolde and Vergen review please!
Nick Dzink (1 year ago)
Offtopic question: were grapling hooks deployed during the assualts on the fortified walls in Ancient or Medieval times? If not when they started to be used? How effective were they? Would they be effective at storming your castle that you show cased in the "castle parts" videos?
DrunkWifAKeyboard (1 year ago)
Hmm interesting, my WA education led me to believe much of the gold rush was based in WA.
Mafia Cat (1 year ago)
Your WA education was wrong.
Hugh Guan (1 year ago)
Cool! My mother's mother's father went to Australia to dig gold twice. The first time got him rich. However, by that time Zhongshan was under the ruling of corrupted Komintang government, which printed a lot of paper money and devalued money a lot. My mother's mother's father had to go to Australia to dig gold again. He never returned to Zhongshan. I am really glade to know the background of my family history.
Monotone (1 year ago)
Is a criminal record still required for Australian citizenship?
J Lord (1 year ago)
It never was a requeruiment as with the convicts came, solders adminstartors, surgeons, priest and others to be the masters. Many of the family's of the early Free Settlers are still owe elite today such as the Fairfaxs, Rusles, Kidman's and Fraser. Today you won't get in with any criminal record.
HebaruSan (1 year ago)
My primary exposure to Australia as a youth was via the awesome TV show _Beyond 2000_. I still remember the episode about the bicycle that used cone shapes instead of gears to automatically choose the optimal ratio. And was there one about a flywheel-driven car?
Mihan Mihan (1 year ago)
Jack (1 year ago)
Nice to see some Aussie history. Funny, but not really surprising, how all this stuff just seems so Primary School basic to me, but reading the comments shows that not many people really know much, if anything about our history. Hopefully you do some Ned Kelly next, should be interesting to see the comment section after that one. :P
Shadiversity (1 year ago)
Oh man, I'm definitely going to do a video on Ned Kelly one of these days.
Viktor Nikolayev (1 year ago)
why was there no gold rushes in Russia? because russians can only rush B
Darth Cynicus (9 months ago)
I was expecting "because in Russia, gold rushes YOU!"
Jerome Younan (1 year ago)
Nethan2000 (1 year ago)
I've been watching SovietWomble lately. Is it a Counter-Strike joke?
Venser's Prodigy (1 year ago)
When I commented I forgot to click read more. Still don't get it, I'm going to assume it's league/dota related.
Sinapth (1 year ago)
The number of people who don't get this joke make me a sad panda. But it looks like there are at least a few, so that makes me not as sad.
David Briggs (1 year ago)
Actually, another surprising thing that changed Australian history? The American Revolution! Prior to the American Revolution, the British were sending their prison population to America, but after the Revolution, they needed a new place to send their excess prisoners, and that became Australia.
Jonathan Darcy (1 year ago)
I live 500m from sovereign hill, I watch shad quite a lot. I could have gotten you a private tour out the back. (black smithing and building wagons) big fan.
Mafia Cat (1 year ago)
A 'private tour out the back'. I don't like where this is going.
Nobieone (1 year ago)
ok just seen the end of this end to see ur from gippsland like me is amzing good on ya mate
Conner Mccord (1 year ago)
looks like Jacksonville, Oregon here in the US.
Melon Lord (1 year ago)
+Shadiversity, did you play WoW back around when it came out? We had a guy who went by Shad (or Shadorn, as his character was named) in our guild back in the day who was from Victoria and well, you sound kind of like him too.
Nobieone (1 year ago)
wallhall has about 50 permanent residents off the top of my head lovely town pubs grate
Nobieone (1 year ago)
Shadiversity well i might be wrong i belived it was around 50
Shadiversity (1 year ago)
Then it's grown, last I heard it had less than ten o.0
Eobard Thawne (1 year ago)
so this was where the Australium from tf2 comes from
milky jap (1 year ago)
straya too not interesting
Mudcat Frank (1 year ago)
I discovered Ballarat from reading Fergus Hume's "Madame Midas". I became interested enough to look it up on Wikipedia. If a movie is ever made from that book, Ballarat would be the place to film it since many of the nineteenth century buildings are still there.
ARR0WMANC3R (1 year ago)
Yes... Very interesting... But what about the dragons?
The Aussie Bogan (1 year ago)
Look up megalania
What about the camels? I saw in History Channel that they were very helpful for the colonials.
Erik István Fejes (1 year ago)
94.000 KG? Soooo.... 94 tons?
The Aussie Bogan (1 year ago)
+TonboIV your a special kind of stupid.....
TonboIV (1 year ago)
End My Cancerous Existence Nope its 94 tonnes, which is also 103.6 tons, so both of you are wrong.
The Aussie Bogan (1 year ago)
Erik István Fejes fuckin imperial system
Erik István Fejes (1 year ago)
+Zwaart Jesus Christ, America never fails to fail me.
Zwaart (1 year ago)
Erik István Fejes for Americans a ton is 907 kg/2000 pounds. Funny people.
Lvl58DeathKnight (1 year ago)
I'm confused, I thought Australias historysibly involved getting drunk off their ass and getting into fights with venomous animals.
jaiden murfet (3 months ago)
J Lord (1 year ago)
That is aboslout utter nonsenses and by the way the Emu War never happened.
WafflingMean44 (1 year ago)
+Drtomblast nah nah you don't know what you're saying. they're out there plotting with the emus. the time of war is nigh.
Drtomblast 22675 (1 year ago)
WafflingMean44 (1 year ago)
oh don't worry I've looked it up before. it's just always hilarious.
Fisher Lobdell (1 year ago)
great video shad! just as interesting as American history.😉
Pieshka Coltic (1 year ago)
Isn't the history of Australia that criminals were sent there, then Quigley went down under and killed Professor Snape and set things straight then the Joker started shooting the police because of a vendetta against them and after he was hung all was well?
aussiebloke609 (1 year ago)
Great video, mate.  I've actually been gold panning, up in Hill End, NSW.  Was back breaking work.  But I still have the gold I found (admittedly not a lot, but it's technically a played-out area, at least as far as being commercially viable) as a souvenir.  The most I saw someone get was about $50 worth in a small nugget.  Wish you'd had a picture of the Welcome Stranger nugget, just to give people the potential size one could find if they were lucky and "struck it rich."  Cheers, mate.  :-)
Micah Sudduth (1 year ago)
I know I said this on your last video... But it really is crazy how similar it looks to mid to late 1800's frontier America... like spooky crazy... like, you have been deceiving us and you really live in the states, crazy. TBH though (and you would probably know this better then I would), Australia always reminds me more of the U.S. then it does the U.K. (You would probably reverse that and say that the U.S. and/or U.K. reminds you more of Australia... but I'm just rambling now). Anyway... Fantastic as always.
Europa Insanity (1 year ago)
+Your Favorite Sheepdog California/Texas is a better term i was going to include that in my first comment but i was busy at the time.
Micah Sudduth (1 year ago)
Rance Rossetto really? Because I would have said Texas, for both the atmosphere and the people.
Europa Insanity (1 year ago)
Your Favorite Sheepdog We are most similar to California also i consider California to have the closest accent to us.
Samuel Leask (1 year ago)
Shad, have you made any videos about the use and effectiveness of the spear? It would be awesome to see you do a video on how medieval spears were used. Thanks for looking!
Heather McFarlane (1 year ago)
The Australian Gold Rush lured a number of people from Mid Argyll.. splitting up families, by the way.. see: www.knapdalepeople.com/lkIntro.html and www.knapdalepeople.com/DMLetters03.html. The latter is from Angus McGilp, saying "I was informed that her family was making for Australia and that you were of the same mind yourself. America is nothing thought of here besides Australia. Dugald Gillies, Duntaynish, is making for the latter place next month and John McFaden that was in Ardbeg,. I hear of no other persons that are going this year but themselves. "
Chris Eash (1 year ago)
How good is "The Man from Snowy River"? The movie based on the poem?
SirTainly (1 year ago)
I like your videos a lot. Keep making them.
Gabe m (1 year ago)
I thought the thumbnail was a chicken nugget lol
odysseus9672 (1 year ago)
I've seen this movie! It's called Quigly Down Under! :p
Bradl-Fettn (1 year ago)
Australias history is rather boring compared to the history of other countries, but you can find very fascinating details. Thank you for this vid shad.
Bradl-Fettn (1 year ago)
I'm sorry. It wasn't my intention to offend someone. I'm sure your history is very fascinating if you look at it closely, and shads vid clearly shows that. What I mean with boring is that in Australias history there is no major event that had a significant impact on the rest of the world, at least i'm not aware of one ( only the discovery and colonisation of the continent perhaps). Its not the cradle of major revolutions spreading around the globe, or the birthplace of worldchanging ideas like hellenism, the renaissance, or the reformation. No world religion originated from there, nor it was the main theatre of a bigger war. In my oppinion to have a less exciting history isn't even a bad thing, at least not for the people living there.
Mafia Cat (1 year ago)
Piss off! We have great history!
Pat (1 year ago)
It's the same level of boringness as America's I reckon. British arrived, fucked up the locals, gold rush, outlaws and bush rangers (wild west kinda shit), fought in WW1, got bombed by Japan, fought in WW2, civil rights movement for blacks and all that 60s-70s hippie stuff, Vietnam War and basically any other war that America fought because we're allies. Only major difference I can think of is we didn't rebel against the Empire and we didn't feel the need to have a big civil war.
VictoryOverLesserMen (1 year ago)
Thanks for these insights into the history of your country, Shad. :)
Petra Pajtak (1 year ago)
So, when (and how) did it end? When did ghost towns begin to happen, and how many settlements were completely abandoned? What economic activities did the people transfer to?
Heartgear One (1 year ago)
Although the gold rush died out Victoria still produced gold in large amounts however that gold is deeper down and thus needed heavy industry. Victoria's main export after that period was wheat. In fact so much wheat that the bulk of it's railways were built in the northwest of the state just because that's where the wheat is. So much wheat that in the harvest season the railway shedules for the rest of the state would be changed so locomotives could be moved to help pull the harvest to the docks at Geelong and Melbourne for export. Wheat is not as exciting as gold so it didn't become as important a thing. By 1880 Melbourne was the largest city in the british empire after London and it's focus had shifted to manufacturing, something that continued until the 2000's. The richest person in the country lived in this period Thomas Churnside and his estate at Werribee is a museum today. He farmed sheep in large quantities.
Shadiversity (1 year ago)
Oh man, SO many settlements were abandoned it's crazy. It's really quite amazing how extensive the Gold mining was back then. In the regions around Walhalla, specifically a place in the bush called Aberfeldy, you walk into the bush too far and you'll fall down some random mineshaft there's so many of them. you would never know because it looks like primeval wilderness untouched by man miles and miles away from civilisation. My Dad took me and my brothers on exploration trips into the bush to find stuff old mining stuff and seriously, we found so many old abandoned mines, skips (mining carts) even a MASSIVE quarts crushing battery just lying in the middle of the bush. It's freaky how much there was and how deserted and forgotten it all is nowadays.
Thomas Donovan (1 year ago)
Does Shad have a video talking about Zweihänders? Or am I an idiot and that's just a fancy name for a greatsword?
Thomas Donovan (1 year ago)
iCresp Thanks for clearing it up
iCresp (1 year ago)
search Montante, Bidenhander or Spadone, they are all other names for those sorts of swords. Good luck
Thomas Donovan (1 year ago)
iCresp I know but...there's clearly a difference in at least the style of how it's made, and I can't find shit on the internet cause it's just a bunch of Dark Souls crap. If anything it looks more like an oversized claymore...
iCresp (1 year ago)
thats a german name for greatsword
betarage (1 year ago)
Shame that the aboriginals did not know how to write so nobody knows what Australia was like before the 1700s
WafflingMean44 (1 year ago)
+No Free Will The thing is from what we can tell Aboriginal culture revolved around taking absolutely no more than you need from the land, so they only took basic survival materials. They were nomadic, continuously moving around their territory and not putting up permanent settlements. As a result, due to their culture, they tended not to follow the more common behaviour throughout the world which was just grab as much of everything you can find as you can and keep taking more. They also have no ruins left behind because of the lack of permanent settlements. The effect is that while there would have probably been small changes the the societies they had, they are uncommon in that they seem to have barely changed over an extremely long period of time
A Jim Fan (1 year ago)
To be fair, even the pre-roman iberian, gaulish and british celts couldn't write, but they invented chainmail, barrels, four horn saddle, proto-gladius, etc. All stuff that the romans adopted and thrived with. There culture would still evolve in isolation, just not in the same sorta way as it would with contact with the outside world. There's no such thing as a 'standing culture' that just remains the same for thousands of years. It's kind of impossible, since pre-writing societies are small and decentralized (inefficient administration due to lack of writing, therefore no centralization), and therefore constantly play off each other.
MissAustentatious (1 year ago)
@stoopid apples agreed, the Australian Aboriginals are a fascinating race, particularly for the way they perceive the world and the Dreaming!
WafflingMean44 (1 year ago)
The Aboriginals had a society that did not revolve around change very much, so for the most part society here before colonisation/invasion would have been largely the same as just before 1788. And I suppose we can factor in some wars between tribes that probably would have happened.
WarblesOnALot (1 year ago)
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Philbrush (1 year ago)
Continue this series Shad. You can get into the Eureka rebellion/stockade, branch off into bush rangers...it's an interesting period in Australian history.
Philbrush (1 year ago)
Being in NE Vic, i am sort of right in the middle of where Ned Kelly (and other bush rangers) roamed.
Shadiversity (1 year ago)
It really is and it represents Australia's infancy. I'm definitely going to make some videos about Bush Rangers and Ned Kelly ^_^
Myurridthaekish (1 year ago)
Do they have a park about Emu society during the gold rush?
Olle Hellberg (1 year ago)
Very interesting stuff, normally I would just think about California when I hear anything about a gold rush, this changes that
Adversary American (11 months ago)
That's because the first gold rush was in California.
Mafia Cat (1 year ago)
As an Australian, if I hear 'gold rush', California might as well not exist.
Aaron Herbert (1 year ago)
The gold rush. Much like the South African diamond rush
Australia is just so... so uninteresting.
TonboIV (1 year ago)
@Lord Sheffield Not sure if trolling, or just that ignorant.
bobbiebob575 bob (1 year ago)
Wow... ignorant, stupid, uninformed and racist. What a great future awaits you!
WHOOOAAAA 0 to 60 in a second.
Alyssa Harker (1 year ago)
+iasbis odsson Until it gets to winter and then it gets too cold XD Wouldn't trade it for anything though
Cyrus the benevolente (1 year ago)
Do one on Opal? I believe Australia is still the main producer.
Cyrus the benevolente (1 year ago)
WarblesOnALot lol nice hear:)
WarblesOnALot (1 year ago)
G'day, Shad lives 1,500 Kilometres away from Opal Country...; it's in a very small area, whereas nobody can get further than 200 Km from where someone has gone broke by digging a "Gold Mine"... Q.....?, What's the definition of "A Mine" ? A....., "A Hole in the Ground, owned by a Liar !" Such is Life, ;-p Ciao !
Warpwaffel (1 year ago)
A ghost town named Walhalla. That's kinda fitting. XD
The Aussie Bogan (1 year ago)
I feel i should inform you that tittybong is a place in australia as well
Toodles Mcguee (1 year ago)
A Jim Fan (1 year ago)
Except it's pronounced "walla walla, mate".
Thomas Eubank (1 year ago)
It is where the Viking Australians go when they die.
Smeetheens (1 year ago)
mer meh (1 year ago)
Yes, but is Ballarat well fortified?
J Lord (1 year ago)
Andrew Aah Bloody and horrible.
Mafia Cat (1 year ago)
Woops, wrong comment.
Mafia Cat (1 year ago)
You non-Aussies think this garbage is funny, but I'm honestly sick of it.
Hesusio (1 year ago)
In a nutshell, extremely one sided.
Ard Var (1 year ago)
The Aborigines had huge throwing spears.
Loxyc Bal (1 year ago)
Thanks for digging into 😉 this exciting and interesting part of australian history!
Lukas-Kévyn Müller (1 year ago)
wtf australia? who cares! hitler came from that nazi country and they are always drinking beer, being grumpy and wandering in the hills... fucking australians! they are even worse than their neighbours the cheesy swizerlanderz!
Mark Spiers (1 year ago)
ya ya my man ,,,now goose step 4 us
Robby Green (1 year ago)
Mate, you're thinking of Austria not Australia. 😂
Lukas-Kévyn Müller (1 year ago)
+Jake Azz at first i thought that trump only plays dump and may be a good president. but now that he seriously said, that he is going to build the wall i am pretty skeptical. and that the says that the climate change is just a lie is so fucked up... even if it were, it would still be better to be a bit more conscious about the envirenoment.
WafflingMean44 (1 year ago)
+Jake Azz well good for trump and America then and hopefully he does a good job but the man is clearly sexist, racist, skeptical of climate change, completely inexperienced in the job he's been voted in for, bankrupted several companies, sexually assaulted several women, has some kind of beef with China (don't get me wrong the people who run their government seem to be cunts but I'd prefer if he didn't start nuclear war someday) and wants to build a wall between America and Mexico (which will cost a fuckload of money). I guess we'll find out how that last one will go and the list could go on. The point is if you can't understand why many people don't like him and are skeptical of how effective he will be overall in the end, well that's just beyond dumb. hopefully the guy does a great job but take it with a grain of salt just so you don't set yourself up for disappointment. Also can we stop talking about politics and insult the kiwis or something in true Australian spirit? And then get wrecked by the All Blacks because we suck?
WafflingMean44 (1 year ago)
+Jake Azz In all honesty I can't really blame many people for voting for Trump because Hillary was also terrible. There were two horrible choices, an idiot or someone completely corrupt and likely to screw you over intentionally. At least Trump doesn't seem to be trying to screw America over (probs still will though). I reckon Bernie Sanders would have destroyed him.
Fuzzycat (1 year ago)
Gold!!!!!!!!! Hey . Interesting video, thanks for the upload.
The Poverty Soldier (1 year ago)
hey I'm pretty early. I don't expect anyone to care.
Cade Paget (1 year ago)
I care... That you took first comment. DAMN YOU! And second comment.

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