Here on the 1800 km coastline with constantly changing weather, when it takes only minutes for the sun to change to rain, life is just as intensive as in the rest of Australia.
Victoria being the smallest inland state of Australia, has the highest density of population. Victoria also has the highest agricultural and industrial production rates. Victoria is a role-model for other Australian states. This state is also called "The Garden State", because in moderate southern climate everything stays green and in spring Victoria blooms with all possible colors.
The news that gold was found in Victoria quickly spread all over the world in 1851. The news and rumors incited a lot of fortune hunters to move to Australia, chasing their luck. Before the gold-rush there weren't many eager to move to Victoria, but now there was set up a premium in the amount of 1 pound for each incoming person in order to attract more women and families to this state. By the end of 1851 more than 30 000 migrants arrived to Victoria.
Between 1851 and 1861 Victoria grew from a place with 76 000 inhabitants to the biggest colony in Australia with 540 000 inhabitants which was 45% of the whole population of Australia.