A new coat for the Lambing Flat Folk Museum

Brian James and Kate Sheehan with the costume donated by the Chinese Embassy in Canberra.
Brian James and Kate Sheehan with the costume donated by the Chinese Embassy in Canberra.

Volunteers and historians at the Lambing Flat Folk Museum were over the moon when its latest piece was donated to the organisation recently.

In a coup for the Museum a beautifully crafted costume of the Mongolia Ethnic Group in Australia from the Chinese Embassy is now on display at the local museum for locals to view.

“The Museum was delighted to receive it,” local historian Brian James said.

“It is an excellent example of Chinese craftsmanship and will be a great addition to our collection.”

Museum representatives Mr James and Kate Sheehan were presented the costume by Chinese Tourism Officer at Hilltops Council, Audrey Liu on behalf of the Chinese Embassy in Canberra.

Late last year the Chinese Consulate General visited the Museum when he came to Young and found the displays to be very interesting.

“All that is needed now is some generous store owner or interested person to donate a couple of mannequins or the money to purchase them,” Mr James said.

The Lambing Flat Folk Museum is in need of a dress mannequin, dress form or something similar so they may put the beautiful outfits on display.

Anyone who would be able to help or would like to donate for the cause can do so by calling into the Lambing Flat Museum at 2 Campbell Street, Young or by phoning and discussing with Mr James on 02 6382 2248.

The Lambing Flat Folk Museum is open between 10am and 4pm daily except Good Friday, Christmas Eve and Boxing Day. Group bookings are welcome. After hours enquiries please ring 02 6382 3440 or 0408 612 697.