Toodyay History at a Glance: 1860s

The Toodyay Convict Hiring Depot got a town: Newcastle. Churches, bridges, schools, hotels and a gaol were built. Moondyne Joe was one of the gaol’s inmates, briefly. The annual Agricultural Show moved up the river, and welcomed the Governor. A new Lock-up was built (now the Newcastle Gaol Museum). Horse racing commenced and a Mechanic’s Institute was formed.  Expirees were accepted as members of the agricultural society.

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