Young is part of Wiradjuri country. It’s 187 years since this rich diverse region was first settled by Europeans.
Young is steeped in history, from the discovery of gold in 1860, the miners who came to try their luck, the bushrangers attracted to easy pickings and the riots that followed as European miners drove 1200 Chinese miners from the diggings. Chinese miners were sheltered by a local landowner, James Robertson, who fed and gave them refuge until the authorities arrived. Follow the story at the Lambing Flat Folk Museum.