This Day in History: 1871-02-18

The first meeting of the Toodyay Road Board was held in James George Flindell’s Newcastle Hotel, Newcastle. Dr. Arthur Edwards Growse was elected the first Chairman.
Expiree John Acton Wroth was appointed as the first Road Board Secretary (also called Clerk), a position he retained until his death in July 1876.

Toodyay Road Board minutes, 18 Feb. 1871.
Rica Erickson. Old Toodyay and Newcastle. Toodyay Shire Council, 1974, pp.224, 259.
Rica Erickson. The brand on his coat. Hesperian Press, 2009 (c1983), p.73.