The Lambing Flat Folk Museum is run by the Young Historical Society Inc.
The society was formed in 1958 following a public meeting called by the Mayor of Young at the request of the Young Municipal Council. The society commenced to collect historical material to form the nucleus of a museum. Initially items were displayed in a room at the South West Library. In 1967 the museum moved to the old Presbyterian Church building, on the corner of Lynch and Marina Streets. Later the museum moved to its current location in the Community Arts Centre, Young.
Geografische en culturele context
In 1860 gold was discovered at Lambing Flat near Young. Lambing Flat became the richest goldfield discovered in New South Wales. The famous 'Roll Up' banner (with the lettering 'No Chinese Roll Up Roll Up') carried at the head of the procession of the anti-Chinese rioters at Lambing Flat in 1861, is on display in the Young Historical Society’s Museum (see http://lambingflatmuseum.webs.com/lambing-flat-riots)
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Records management and collecting policies
Primarily a folk museum.
The museum is divided into several themed rooms:
Raising the Colours - devoted to the Gold Rush and events which occurred in 1860-61 at Lambing Flat. The historical 'Roll Up' banner is housed in this room.
Everyday Items of the past - both household and farm items.
Specialty areas include the display of Dental Equipment, Hairdressing, War Exhibits, Aboriginal Art, Shell display, and beautiful China from the past. There is a large display of textiles to view including Christening and Wedding gowns, and a beaded Flapper Dress from the 1920s.
Toegangen, gidsen en publicaties
Open Monday to Sunday 10am-4pm. Closed Good Friday, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Raadpleegvoorwaarden en -eisen
Entry fees apply. The fees may change from time to time.
Access is available for wheelchairs.
Reference advice is available for a fee.
Photocopies and copies of photographs are available at a cost.
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Revised 22 March 2021
Defence (Thematic area)
Family / Domestic Life (Thematic area)
Immigration (Thematic area)
Indigenous (Thematic area)
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Local Studies (Thematic area)
2 Campbell Street, Young Young, New South Wales 2594