The discovery of gold in Australia set off a wild chain of events that ultimately led to Federation and the development of modern Australia.
An unexpected hero of the gold rush was the hardy camel, an animal imported to Australia.
Camels were imported into Australia by ‘Afghan’ cameleers, and were crucial to WA’s gold industry.
The Camels were ideal animals for the vast distances of Western and South Australia. they travelled well in a desert climate, could manage for a long time without water, and could feed on the scrubby local vegetation.
The coins' designs reflect the exciting and wild period of Australia's Gold Rush
Four-coin uncirculated set includes a full set of ‘C’ mintmark, and ‘S’, ‘B’ and ‘M’ privy marks
Packaged on a four-coin presentation card