This Day in History: 1882-12-17

Rev. Thomas H. Friel (from Dongara) was inducted by the Bishop of Perth, Henry Hutton Parry, as the Anglican minister of St. Stephen’s Church, Newcastle. He replaced Rev. William Hugh Pidcock, and also lived in ‘The Cascades’ house, remaining in Newcastle until 1895.

Sources:
West Australian, 19 Dec. 1882, p.3.
Inquirer, 27 Dec. 1882, p.5.
Rica Erickson. Old Toodyay and Newcastle. Toodyay Shire Council, 1974, pp. 266-267.
Robyn Taylor & Ronald Bodycoat. St. Stephen’s Church, Toodyay, Western Australia: conservation plan. May 2006, p.21.