Blackguard Gully in Young is of historical significance as the site of one of the worst riots against Chinese miners in Australian history. In late 1860 and early 1861 there were several attacks on Chinese miners. On 30 June 1861 some 3000 Europeans marched against Chinese miners on Lambing Flat goldfields, attacking their two main camps at Blackguard Gully and Back Creek. Today Blackguard Gully remains as it was shortly after the gold rush period cam to an end, with diggings and spoil heaps easily visable to the naked eye.