Sovereign Hill Reflections
Belle: I liked the part where the gold was poured by the industrial blacksmith because you could see the shine of the gold in the dark room.
Summer: I loved the part when the soldiers marched through the main street and then shot their rifles. BANG! BOOM!
On the main street we found the lolly shop. The lollies were called boiled sweets.
The One Eye Gully mine site where we had to mine for gold in our teams to buy our miner’s licences. It was a tough life for the miners because many of them were not lucky and did not strike gold.
Any miner’s caught without a valid licence by the officers were immediately sent to gaol. They could only leave if a friend paid their fines and bought them a licence. The officers were not honest and they would steal from the miners if they could.
Rosie: I liked it when Yasmien and I were the bankers at the One Eyed Gully gold mine shafts because we robbed the miners of their earnings by not giving them the right amount of shillings and pounds. We kept a lot of profits.
Tyra: I felt like I was in a miner’s shoes when we were in Red Hill Mine because we got to see what happened when they found gold and struck it rich.
Sadeq: When we were walking through the tunnel a miner named William told us there was trouble ahead and a water leak poured water near us. Some people thought the mine would fill with water and we would drown.
Nesibe: I liked it when we walked in the tunnel because Summer was scared of the dark tunnel.
Atilla: I liked the bit where we were in the smelting area. I felt like we were back in the 1800s and we were miners and were giving our gold to the blacksmith and banking our pounds and shillings.
O’Neel and Johnson: Our favourite part was when we saw Buttercup, Apple Sauce, Tomato Sauce and Sausage Cup (the horses) which were pulling the coach of Cobb and Co.
Tyrone: My favourite part about Sovereign Hill was when we went into the smelting workshop. Sir pranked us that the purified gold was extremely hot when he touched it and screamed from the pain but the gold bullion was actually cold because he had put it in the trough of cold water and it had cooled down.