This Day in History: 1900-05-21

The Government declared a public holiday to celebrate the Relief of Mafeking which had occurred in South Africa on 17 May. The Newcastle State School children marched in procession with the Newcastle Brass Band, and there was a concert in the evening in the Oddfellows’ Hall, Newcastle.

Sources:
West Australian, 22 May 1900, p.6.
Northam advertiser, 9 June 1900, p.3.