Little is known of how the rabbits came to live on Golden Coast, though it was preceded as their home by the Blue Moss Hills. The red diamond symbol of the Royal Family of Natalia is a variation on a red-diamond theme used throughout the long history of the Kings of Golden Coast. Mining was a major industry in the area, with various "landed families" making their fortune from gold-mining. Coal-mining was also a profession in the area, though it was seen as low-class work, particularly after Hanfar's Second Rush. Master miners, such as Fleck Blackstar's father Jon, were denoted by a black star patch that they wore on the shoulders of their tunics.
The last monarch of Golden Coast was King Gerard, whose son died before he could succeed Gerard to the throne. During Gerard's reign, Golden Coast was invaded by an unknown foe, with the rabbits' last days in the region being haunted by the sound of howls. Whitson Mariner conceived the idea of escaping the coast using boats, and his plan was accepted despite some early opposition from the likes of Rangel. As a result, Gerard named Whitson as his successor, passing on to him such artifacts as the Crown of Flames, the Ruling Stone, the Stone Book of Fay, and the Stone Sword of Flint.
In order to cover the escape of Whitson's fleet from Golden Coast, a number of the old bucks of Golden Coast remained behind to fight off the invaders. These included King Gerard, Whitson's father Lord Whit, John, and Galt's father.