This Day in History: 1899-10-18

Premier Sir John Forrest opened the Newcastle Municipal Chambers, having arrived by train. The horse-shoe shaped council table was in place (maker not mentioned), and is still currently in use by the Toodyay Shire Council.

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