Esmond finds gold in Ballarat, Victoria, and the gold rush that followed quickly made Melbourne one of the world's wealthiest cities.
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In 1834, Sarah Island prisoner James Porter commandeered The Frederick and escaped to Chile with a crew of convicts.
In the 1830s, ex-convict John Foley drove cattle from more fertile lands to Adelaide to save starving colony.
In the 1840s, Caroline Chisholm transformed the social fabric of Australia with an employment agency for young colonial women.
A dramatisation of James Porter and his gang's escape from Macquarie Harbour prison in 1834.
A dramatisation of convict John Foley droving cattle to Adelaide amid a food shortage in 1987.
A dramatisation of Caroline Chisholm establishing an agency to place young women in homes and changing the social landscape of colonial Australia.
A dramatisation of the conditions that led to the Eureka Rebellion in Ballarat, with conflicts over mining licences in 1854.
A dramatisation of James Esmond discovering 27kg of gold in what became Ballarat in 1851, prompting a gold rush and the growth of Melbourne as a wealthy city.
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