The Young Witness is a once weekly newspaper serving the south west NSW community of Young and its surrounding district. Our mission is to serve our readers.
We strive to do this with a vibrant mix of breaking news, covering daily happenings as well as sport, lifestyle, rural and community news.
You can keep up with what is happening in Young and district through our website youngwitness.com.au as well as in our Thursday print edition.
Between 1860 and 1861 a series of violent anti Chinese demonstrations took place in the region. They occurred on the goldfields at Spring Creek, Stoney Creek, Back Creek, Wombat, and Lambing Flat.
The disorder was arguably the most serious civil disorder that has ever happened in Australia, involving more people and lasting much longer than the Eureka rebellion at Ballarat.
Today Young is more famous for its cherries and each year hosts a Cherry Festival to celebrate its connection with the delicious fruit.