This Day in History: 1866-04-25

The inaugural meetings (25 April, 9 July) were held of the Newcastle Mechanics’ Institute.

The Rev. Charles Harper (Anglican Chaplain) was elected President. Postmaster Joseph Beete Ridley was the Secretary.

Perth gazette, 22 June 1866, p.3; 20 July 1866, p.3.
Rica Erickson. Old Toodyay and Newcastle. Toodyay Shire Council, 1974, p.232.