Glossary beginning with G


An old-fashioned English spelling for 'jail'.


Explosive material, similar to dynamite.


When a seed sprouts and becomes a plant

Gipps Land Company

A company formed in 1841 by a collection of farmers which led to the exploration and settlement of modern-day Gippsland, Victoria.

Gold Commissioner

An official appointed to maintain order and issue licences on the goldfields.


An educated woman employed by a family to teach children in their own home.

Government Gold Escort

Gold shipments accompanied by armed guards.

Graphic organiser

A thinking tool that allows information to be organised in a visual way.

Great Dividing Range

The mountain range of the east coast of Australia.