This is the original banner used to lead the rioting miners as they attacked the Chinese miners at Lambing Flat.It is now over 150 years old.
Some examples of the mining equipment used in mining operations on the alluvial gold fields of Lambing Flat.
Early Wine Press
A wine press made by Joseph Vogt at Mandemar, near Berrima, and brought to Young, by his son, William, to use in their vineyard in the late 1800's or early 1900's.
At the Lambing Flat Folk Museum you will discover the history of the famous Lambing Flat goldfields and the anti-Chinese riots which occurred here. It has been claimed that the riots played a major part in the establishment of the now discredited White Australia Policy.
Situated in the 1883 old School Building on the Olympic Highway, Campbell Street, Young, the Museum houses the original 150 year old banner, which was carried at the head of the procession of European miners as they drove the Chinese miners from their camps at Blackguard Gully and Back Creek.
Bushrangers were active in the area and visitors can see a prayer book made by Frank Gardiner whilst he was in Gaol on Cockatoo Island.
You will find rare and intriguing items from the past in the various sections of the Museum. From household items, farm equipment, a rare “Autogen Gas Light Machine”, gold mining tools, dental equipment, barber shop display and a range of clothing from days gone by.
After you have visited the Museum, you can take a short trip to the Chinese Tribute Gardens which are a tribute to the large role the Chinese people played in the development of the town of Young.