This Day in History: 1879-07-07

The Newcastle Lock-Up in Clinton Street was promoted to the status of a gaol, and therefore known as the Newcastle Gaol, to be used for the reception and confinement of prisoners.

WA government gazette, No. 31, 8 July 1879, p.175.
Inquirer, 9 July 1879, p.3.
Alison Cromb. The history of the Toodyay Convict Depot. A. Cromb, 2010, p.99.
Rica Erickson. Old Toodyay and Newcastle. Toodyay Shire Council, 1974, p.262.