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During the 1850's American-built, 'clipper' sailing ships were arriving in Australia. These ships had tall masts carrying a huge area of sail and they were called 'clippers', because they moved as fast as a 'clip'. Slide3
These ships were used to transport people from Britain to Australia during the Gold Rush. During the gold rushes of the 1850's, Melbourne became the busiest city in Australia. As soon as the ships docked at Port Melbourne most of the passengers and crew made straight for the goldfields of Ballarat and Bendigo.Slide4
Sailing ships sailed along many sections of the Australian coastline. These ships carried goods, passengers and news (mail, newspapers and official reports). Much of the trade between settlement was carried out by ship. Slide5
Gradually, the grand sailing ships were replaced by new steamships. Steamships had to call into port to refuel with coal, whereas the sailing ship's power was free and in almost constant supply.Slide6
From our early days, Queensland's ports helped the colony's growth. Exports of sheep, cattle and minerals, especially gold, required good ports and marine services. By 1873, there were eleven established ports along the coastline of Queensland. By 1900, this number had increased to thirty-four.Slide7Slide8
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During the 1850s Americanbuilt clipper sailing ships were arriving in Australia These ships had tall masts carrying a huge area of sail and they were called clippers because they moved as fast as a clip ID: 561389 Download Presentation