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Visitor Information Centre. Young

Believe it or not but it is very hard to find any information about the Railway Station in Young. We know it was built around 1886 and that passenger trains stopped arriving here 25-30 years ago and freight trains stopped in September 2009.

Young Council.

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Town Hall. Young

Now: Town Hall. Before: Young Mechanics’ Institute Mechanics Institute was opened in 1874.

The memorial and the rejuvenated home of local government were unveiled on 31st May 1924.

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Park. Young

Named after Lord Carrington, Governor of NSW who visited Young in 1889 to officially switch the lights on. Young was the first town in NSW to have electric lights in the streets and private homes. The Rotunda was built in 1912 to recognise the contribution of the band master WF Roberts.

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Museum. Young

The Young Historical Society Inc operates the Lambing Flat Folk Museum which is housed in part of the historic 1883 former public school building.  One of the many items on display is the original  “Roll-Up-Flag” a banner carried by the rioting European miners during this period of unrest in 1861.

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Historic Building. Young

Now Young High School. Before – Young District Court House.  Built in 1886, now part of Young High School. Shortly after construction finished it was known as the “white elephant on the hill”, as it stood out and was rarely used. The Roman numerals show the building dated as 1884.

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Historic Building. Young

Now: South West Regional Library.  Before: School of Arts.

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Historic Buildings. Young

Now: Bagwanna & Gerrard Real Estate and LJ Hooker Real Estate, Before:Commonwealth Bank of Australia.  Built in 1886.

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Flour Mill. Young

Young’s first flourmill was erected in 1866. This mill was one of the largest mills in New South Wales it was capable of storing 20,000 bushels of wheat and 100 tons of flour. The mill operated until 1895.

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Southern Cross Cinema. Young

Located in the town of Young. Shopping area architecture mainly from 1950′s to modern day. Some very good period buildings particularly the working Deco era cinema and Town Hall.

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