This Day in History: 1908-09-07

Municipal Councillor Samuel Gilbert Beach first proposed the merger of the Newcastle Municipality and the Toodyay Road District, but his motion lapsed for want of a seconder. This issue was not raised again until 1911.

Newcastle herald, 12 Sept. 1908, p.6; 10 June 1911, p.6.
Alf T. Thomas.  A history of Toodyay. Toodyay Road Board, 1949, p.22.
Rica Erickson. Old Toodyay and Newcastle. Toodyay Shire Council, 1974, p.356.