This Day in History: 1871-01-25

Under the provisions of the District Roads Act 1871, the Governor divided the Colony into 18 road districts in which locally elected members were given the responsibility of constructing and maintaining roads and bridges.

WA government gazette, 24 Jan. 1871, p.11.
Rica Erickson. Old Toodyay and Newcastle. Toodyay Shire Council, 1974, p.223.
Rica Erickson. The brand on his coat. Hesperian Press, 2009 (c1983), p.73.