Young


Young
I.
/jʌŋ/ (say yung)

noun
1. (William) Blamire, 1862–1935, Australian painter and poster artist, born in England.
2. Florence, 1871–1920, Australian stage actress and singer.
3. George, born 1947 in Scotland, Australian rock guitarist and songwriter; rhythm guitarist with the Easybeats.
4. Sir Henry Edward Fox, 1803–70, English administrator; lieutenant-governor of SA 1848–54, governor of Tasmania 1855–61.
5. Jack Ellis, 1925–87, Australian motorcycle speedway rider; world champion 1951, 1952.
6. Jeanne Forster, 1876–1955, Australian community worker, social reformer, and magistrate.
7. Sir John (1st Baron Lisgar), 1807–76, English politician; governor of NSW 1861–67.
8. John Paul, born 1953 in Scotland, Australian pop singer and composer.
9. Nat (Robert Young), born 1947, Australian surfer.
10. Neil, born 1945, Canadian rock singer, composer, and guitarist.
11. Simone, born 1961, Australian conductor; music director of Opera Australia 1998–2003.
II.
/jʌŋ/ (say yung)

noun
a town and shire in southern central NSW; site of Lambing Flat riots 1860–61.
Formerly, Lambing Flat. {named after Sir John Young1}
Young lies in territory traditionally inhabited by the Wiradjuri people. European settlement in the area dates from 1826, when Burrangong station was taken up; the flats where the town later grew were used for lambing ewes. In 1860 gold was discovered here and the flats were transformed into a crowded, lawless goldfield. A series of riots on the diggings directed against Chinese miners in 1860–61 caused the Riot Act to be read and the Royal Artillery to be called out. The riots also led, in part, to the Chinese immigration restriction bill and the goldfields bill. The first commercial cherry orchard was planted in 1878. The area is now known for its production of stone fruits, particularly cherries.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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