This Day in History: 1887-06-17
Governor Sir Frederick Napier Broome changed the name, style and title of the Municipal Council of Newcastle from ‘the Council and Burgesses of the Town of Newcastle’ to ‘the Mayor, Councillors and Burgesses of the Town of Newcastle’. And also the style and title of the Chairman of the Municipal Council to ‘Mayor’.
WA government gazette, 18 June 1887, p.409.
West Australian, 20 June 1887, p.3.
Newcastle Municipal Council minutes, June 1887.
Rica Erickson. Old Toodyay and Newcastle. Toodyay Shire Council, 1974, p.289.