This Day in History: 1861-04-08

A tender had been accepted to erect three gaol cells for the Toodyay Depot Lock-Up (ie the first gaol in Newcastle, built in the Toodyay Convict Hiring Depot Barracks building). The current Shire Offices on Fiennes Street was built on this same site.

A.R. Pashley. Policing our state. EDUCANT, 2000, p.473 (Letter from Sgt. Kelly of Toodyay to the Superintendant of Police).
Alison Cromb. The history of the Toodyay Convict Depot. A. Cromb, 2010, p.91.