This Day in History: 1890-12-16

A fire occurred in the Newcastle Police Stables on Clinton Street, destroying the building and outhouses. The horses and saddlery were saved.  The police, under Sgt. John McKenna, assisted by townspeople, prevented the fire from spreading. The fire started in a dung heap close to the stables.

West Australian, 17 Dec. 1890, p.3.
Eastern districts chronicle, 20 Dec. 1890, p.5.