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Gold has captured the imagination since the earliest days of history. It has been associated with adventure, glory, power, wealth and greed. Civilisations have been destroyed and nations have gone to war for the sake of gold.

Australia would be a different place today had it not been for gold. During the gold rush era of the 19th century, people came from around the world to mine gold in Australia. The increased population created new jobs, and towns such as Melbourne and Ballarat became thriving cities.

Gold features in many myths, fairytales, legends and stories. Many people know about the mythical pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, magical objects made of gold such as harps and eggs.

Greek Myths and Legends
Click the images - read the legend.

King Midas and the Golden Touch

Jason and the Golden Fleece

Choose one of these legends and recreate it using ToonTastic, Puppet Pals, Sock Puppets, StopMotion or any other suitable tool. Begin by creating a STORYBOARD and a script.

Basics about Gold

Vaulted Gold

Interesting facts about Gold
Various Uses of Gold:
The four major different fields in which Gold is used includes 51% in jewellery, 18% in investment, 17% in central banks, 12% in technology and 2% is unaccounted. When it comes to Gold investment then there are various forms of it which includes investment funds, physical Gold, Gold securities, collectors Gold, mining stocks, Vaulted Gold, Gold bullion and others.

Life Cycle of Gold