We moved onto looking at The Big Hole in the Ground, a summary of how mining has dominated our economy and opportunities. Prospecting for gold was dominated by individuals and small groups of around five men who moved across Victoria looking for new fields throughout the nineteenth century. We looked at short videos of the Kalgoorlie gold rushes of the late 1890s comparing them to the earlier Victorian rushes in the 1850s. But Deep lead mining took over and we moved onto the more dangerous job of mining copper up to 1000feet underground for large companies. The 1912 Mine disaster at Mt Lyall in Tasmania and the 1946 strike at the Mt Isa copper mines in Queensland provided some interesting contrast to gold mining. Amazing footage exists of these incidents that helps us go back in time to better relive these incidents.