This Day in History: 1902-08-09

August 9-11: A long weekend of celebrations occurred in Newcastle for the Coronation of King Edward VII (9 August), with children’s activities, sports, and church services culminating in an Anglican social and dance on the Monday public holiday.  The event was organized by the Coronation Sports Committee.

Newcastle herald, 2 Aug. 1902, pp. 4, 5; 16 Aug. 1902, pp. 4, 6.