This Day in History: 1902-05-10

The Newcastle herald and Toodyay District chronicle newspaper commenced. The first Editor and proprietor was Charles Dawson, previously on the staff of the Northam advertiser. Prior to Northam, he was a partner in the firm of Courtney and Dawson, late of the Greenbushes advocate. J. Mackay was the other member of staff, who worked for the paper for the first two years.

Newcastle herald, 10 May 1902.
West Australian, 1 May 1902, p.5.
Toodyay herald, 8 May 1952, p.1.
Rica Erickson. Old Toodyay and Newcastle. Toodyay Shire Council, 1974, p.343.