This Day in History: 1864-12-08
Joseph Beete Ridley was appointed the first Pound Keeper for the Town of Newcastle. The Public Pound was on Lot 20 (between Duke Street and the then Clinton Street).
WA government gazette, 13 Dec, 1864, p.243.
Rica Erickson. Old Toodyay and Newcastle. Toodyay Shire Council, 1974, p.169