Let me introduce you to our 1850s character from the diggings:
His name is Edward, but he gets called Eddie most of the time. He is 12 years old and has come to the Ballarat diggings with his family from California. His papa is John and he is a Wheelwright by trade. His mama is Esta and she is a housewife that takes care of his little brother James (9) and sister Alice (7).
Eddie is above average height and a little clumsy. He is skinny with green eyes and straight brown hair. Eddie is smart, creative, resourceful and likes animals. He has a tanned face and some freckles.
Stay tuned for the whole 26 days of his first days on the diggings in Ballarat!