Lambing Flat Folk Museum (Young, NSW)

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R.A.H.S. Regional Workshop - 28 Feb 2015


The Royal Australian Historical Society in conjunction with the Young Historical Society, the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage and the South West Regional Library Service held a regional workshop at Young on 28 Feb 2015. It was well attended by people from Young and surrounding towns with some visitors coming from further afield. Including the presenters, there were 70 people in attendance. The topics were: Land Title Records, WW1 soldier’s return, Capturing Memories of your community, Land title records to State Records, and making the best of Social Media.

Historic Photos Displayed - 10 Oct 2013


Gallipoli To Damascus, an audio-visual presentation was held at the historic old Masonic Hall, Zouch Street, Young in support of the Lambing Flat Folk Museum, on Thursday 10th October 2013. This was a night of historic photos as seen through the eyes of Eric Dowling, a compilation of personal photos and postcards from 1914 to 1918 including scenes from Gallipoli, Palestine, Suez and Damascus.


Approximately 340 photos donated by his daughter Wendy Forrest have been made into an audio-visual display. The original camera that was used was on display on the night. This DVD will be on permanent display at the Lambing Flat Museum and can be viewed on request.


Also displayed by means of an audio-visual presentation was a collection of scenes of Young from the early 1900s to 1940 .This was a collection of prints taken from Glass Plate negatives originally photographed by W. F. Gilbert and donated to the museum by Tim and Lyle Gilbert.


Copies of these and other DVDs can be purchased from the museum.

  • Eric Dowling
    Eric Dowling
  • Eric's original camera
    Eric's original camera
  • Andy, Tilla & Wendy Forrest, Lucy Sheppard, Larry Wordsworth
    Andy, Tilla & Wendy Forrest, Lucy Sheppard, Larry Wordsworth
  • The old Masonic Hall
    The old Masonic Hall