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The Australian gold rush begins with the discovery of gold fields at Ballarat and a few months later at Bendigo        
Panning for gold, colour print, 1913
Mary Evans Picture Library

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Australian gold diggers, angered by the requirement to purchase a licence, make a defiant stand at the Eureka stockade      
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Chinese immigrants to Australia are the victims of violent racial attacks at Lambing Flat      
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John McDouall Stuart reaches the north coast of Australia at Van Diemen's Gulf seven months after setting off from Adelaide       
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The bones of Robert O'Hara Burke and William John Wills are brought back to Melbourne after the heroic failure of their attempt to cross Australia       
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Adelaide and Darwin are linked across the entire Australian continent by the Overland Telegraph Line      
An outbreak of measles in Fiji, brought to the islands by British visitors, kills a quarter of the population       
Medicine man, Australia
Wellcome Library, London
The Australian soprano Nellie Melba makes her operatic debut as Gilda in Rigoletto in Brussels       
French artist Paul Gauguin travels to Tahiti and stays in the Pacific islands for most of the rest of his life      
c. 1892
The French chef Auguste Escoffier creates and names a dessert in honour of the Australian soprano Nellie Melba