- June 07, 2021
In Australia, the city of Adelaide owes its name to the Queen Consort, wife of King William IV. It was founded in 1836 to accommodate British settlers. The British government wanted to develop Australia and make it a colonial settlement. In 1851, the discovery of gold triggered a gold rush and about 8,000 men left Adelaide in the hope of making their fortune. The gold nuggets they found helped to alleviate the economic crisis. An assay office was founded in 1852, making bullion and then choosing to mint it in response to the need to...