This Day in History: 1891-12-16

A public meeting was held in Newcastle to discuss the route of the proposed Yilgarn Railway. Resolutions were unanimously passed advocating Northam as the starting point of the Yilgarn Railway, it being the most central of the Eastern Districts, and that haulage savings would also result from that route. It was also resolved that W.G. Leeder, D. Conner and W.J. Stewart join the Northam deputation to wait upon the Premier Sir John Forrest, respecting the railway.

West Australian, 17 Dec. 1891, p.6.