This Day in History: 1877-08-11

At the request of a number of ratepayers and others, a public meeting was convened at the Newcastle Court House by Resident Magistrate Robert Fairbairn, to consider the advisability of forming a Town Council in Newcastle. The meeting resolved to memorialize the Governor.

Western Australian times, 31 July 1877, p.2, 24 Aug. 1877, p.2.
Inquirer, 1 Aug. 1877, p.3