This Day in History: 1906-08-20

At the Toodyay Local Board of Health meeting, Dr. Arthur Crawford reported four new cases of diphtheria in north Newcastle and out in the countryside, particularly amongst children, one of which had been fatal. At later meetings, more cases were reported. Clinton Street drain was under suspicion as the cause.

Sources:
Newcastle herald, 20 Aug. 1906, p.6; 24 Nov. 1906, p.5.
Rica Erickson. Old Toodyay and Newcastle. Toodyay Shire Council, 1974, p.354.