This Day in History: 1860-10-01

A Proclamation was issued by the Governor Arthur Edward Kennedy that a new Town was established in the Avon District and was to be called the town of Newcastle.

Newcastle was named after the Secretary of State for the Colonies, Henry Pelham-Clinton, Lord Lincoln and Duke of Newcastle.

WA government gazette, 9 Oct. 1860, p.3.
Rica Erickson. Old Toodyay and Newcastle. Toodyay Shire Council, 1974, p.165.