This Day in History: 1885-12-10

William Dyer Cowan (Magistrates’ Clerk in Geraldton) acted as the Toodyay Resident Magistrate for three months (to April), when Octavius Burt was appointed to act as Assistant Colonial Secretary.

WA government gazette, 8 Dec. 1885.
West Australian, 9 Dec. 1885, p. 3.
Western mail, 19 Dec. 1885, p.35.
Inquirer, 9 Dec. 1885, p.5.
Rica Erickson. Old Toodyay and Newcastle. Toodyay Shire Council, 1974, pp. 285-286.