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.

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)