This Day in History: 1860-08-01

1860 August: A preliminary survey was conducted of 380 acres around the original 45 ¼ acres at the Toodyay Convict Hiring Depot site, for a new town site to be called Newcastle. A proposed bridge site over the Avon River to old Toodyay was also marked.

Sources:
Perth gazette, 10 Aug. 1860, p.2.
Rica Erickson. Old Toodyay and Newcastle. Toodyay Shire Council, 1974, p.165.
Dr. Robyn Taylor’s notes (Field book, Aug. 1860)