This Day in History: 1906-08-18

A public meeting, jointly convened by the Toodyay Road Board and the Newcastle Municipal Council, was held in the Municipal Chambers, Newcastle, for the purpose of discussing the Government’s land tax proposals. Mayor Frederick G.A. Treadgold presided. The meeting resolved to oppose any form of land taxation, as it would have a deterrent effect upon settlement, and would bear heavily upon those at present settled upon the land. The proposals would need to be modified if the tax was to be adopted.

Newcastle herald, 25 Aug. 1906, p.6.
West Australian, 21 Aug. 1906, p.7.