Trains arrived in Young 25 years after the gold rush began in 1860. Surveyors set the tracks on the longest level ground in the town; the public school, Temperance & Masonic Halls and Congregational Church 'in the road' were demolished. The station is a perfect example of the High Victorian era, when the state was [...]
It sounds simply divine. An invitation to savour a long lunch in the breathtaking orchard landscape, covered in pink and white blossoms, and home to Australia's best cherries in Cherry Capital country. Long trestle tables, exceptional Hilltops food and wines, and the rustic charm of one of Young's most picturesque orchards combine for a promising [...]
The small village of Koorawatha is the site of a notable 1864 gun battle between bushrangers and the police. The bushrangers tried to steal race horses from the Bang Bang Hotel - they were thwarted by police. The Bang Bang Hotel was demolished in the 1950's - a cairn marks the spot where it used [...]
If you should happen to be driving through the Central West of NSW, past grazing sheep, amid paddocks of wheat and canola, the last thing you would expect to see is a castle! On the road from Greenethorpe to Young, however, this is just what you will see. Mount Oriel homestead, or Iandra Castle, is [...]
Reasearching your family history and connections to Young? Ah Geang, Quey, Ah Sing and Seng Chai are names which remain entrenched in the history of early Young as the first freehold title holders of land within the town of Young and surrounding areas. Many people have traced ancestry back to the gold fields of Lambing [...]
On Sunday 14th July 1861, William Lupton, a miner, was shot dead during an attack on the Police Camp by rioters attempting to release the prisoners held there. The prisoners being held had been arrested for participating in the attack on the Chinese miners on the 30th June, 1861.
Lambing Flat was a poor man’s gold field, it was alluvial and mostly 1.5m to 16m below the surface, which meant expensive equipment was not needed. This was the same for the Chinese, who were also poor men, but the Europeans did not see it that way. They resented the Chinese who they claimed looked [...]