This Day in History: 1962-10-07

The Old Gaol Museum (Newcastle Gaol) on Clinton Street was officially opened by the Minister for Industrial Development, Railways and the North-West, the Hon. Charles Court, at a function hosted by the Toodyay Shire Council. A buffet luncheon was served in the C.W.A. Hall prior to the event. The Old Gaol was thought to be the State’s first country gaol museum.

Invitation, Shire of Toodyay Museum archives.
Northam advertiser, 28 Sept. 1962, p.2.
Beverley times, 11 Oct. 1962, p.7 (photo).