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Canvas town south melbourne victoria 1850s
Canvas tents in South Melbourne, during the gold rush of the 1850s. So many people arrived that there were not enough buildings for them to live in.

A boomtown is a place that has very quick population and economic growth. Boomtowns are usually mining towns where an important mineral resource such as gold, silver, or petroleum has been found. The word can also be used for places that grow for other reasons. This can be the town being near a major city, in a nice climate or near a popular attraction.

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