This Day in History: 1899-10-18

Premier Sir John Forrest attended the Toodyay Agricultural Society Show, held at the Newcastle Showgrounds. The excellent exhibit of the Agricultural Department was again a great attraction, and it reflected credit on Mr. Lindley L. Cowan (Secretary of Agriculture) and Mr. Alexander Crawford (the Government dairy expert), who were present to impart information to the producers.

Inquirer, 20 Oct. 1899, p.11;
Northam advertiser, 21 Oct. 1899, p.2.