This Day in History: 1903-06-25

1903 June 25-27: The Minister for Lands John Marquis Hopkins MLA visited Newcastle to inspect a possible railway route along the Toodyay Valley to Bejoording. A civic reception was hosted by Mayor Bernard Maurice Connor, Councillors and the Bejoording Railway League.  The district residents wanted a trial survey done of the route. Mr. Hopkins was accompanied on his trip by Timothy Francis Quinlan MLA, Vernon Hamersley and others. The party visited Mr. Frank J. Reddy’s Toodyay Wonder gold mine at Blackboy Hill. A deputation of local residents was received and the party then attended a performance in Newcastle of the Blind Musical Students’ Concert Company (from Melbourne).

West Australian, 25 June 1903, p.4; 27 June 1903, p.6; 29 June 1903, pp. 3, 5, 7.
Newcastle herald, 27 June 1903, p.4.