This Day in History: 1910-02-19

The Newcastle Municipal Council was obliged to conduct a public referendum about changing the name of the town. Out of over 100 ratepayers, 25 recorded a vote: 15 for Toodyay and 10 for retaining Newcastle.

Newcastle herald, 19 Feb. 1910, p.5; 26 Feb, 1910, p.2.
West Australian, 5 May 1910, p.4.
Rica Erickson. Old Toodyay and Newcastle. Toodyay Shire Council, 1974, pp. 355-356.