This Day in History: 1889-05-23

By this date, the newly formed Newcastle Athletic Club had included its name in its advertising for its Athletic Sports meeting on 24 May in Newcastle. At a recent meeting, Barnard Drummond Clarkson had been elected its first President. The Club was an amalgamation of the local cricketers and footballers.

Sources:
West Australian, 23 May 1889, p.3; 7 June 1889, p.3.