This Day in History: 1903-05-16

It was reported that the Central Board of Health has ordered the closing of the Oddfellows’ Hall and the Newcastle Mechanics’ Institute, on the ground that sufficient means of egress was not provided in case of fire. Considerable annoyance was expressed locally at the action of the Central Board.

Newcastle herald, 16 May 1903, p.5.
West Australian, 18 May 1903, p.3.