This Day in History: 1871-03-07

Following the passing of the Municipal Institutions Act 1871, the town of York was declared a Municipality by the Governor but Newcastle didn’t qualify at that time. The responsibility for the public works in the town of Newcastle remained with Resident Magistrate William John Clifton.

WA government gazette, 14 Mar. 1871, p.63.
Perth gazette, 10 Mar. 1871, p.2.
Rica Erickson. Old Toodyay and Newcastle. Toodyay Shire Council, 1974, p.223.