This Day in History: 1876-09-12

The amended Municipal Institutions Act 1876 was passed, which meant that Newcastle could now qualify as a Municipality, if its inhabitants so wished.

Sources:
Western Australian Legislation website: https://www.legislation.wa.gov.au/legislation/statutes.nsf/main_mrtitle_10595_homepage.html
Rica Erickson. Old Toodyay and Newcastle. Toodyay Shire Council, 1974, p.258.