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HMAS Bell launched in style

by Geoff Park

What a great event to celebrate – the launch of Newstead’s own pirate ship, the HMAS Bell. On Friday the 19th February a huge crowd of young and not so young pirates, turned out to celebrate in style. An initiative of Newstead 2021, the idea of a wooden pirate ship playground was conceived by the young folks of our community at the May 2008 Summit.

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Newstead Echo 100 years ago

April 17 1918.

ANZAC DAY
Anzac Day will be commemorated at the Newstead School on Thursday, April 25th, when the unveiling of a very fine Roll of Honor, containing the names of the "Old Boys" of the school, who have enlisted, will form a prominent feature of the celebrations.
The school committee extend a very cordial invitation to the public, and hope to see a large number present at the ceremony.
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Newstead Echo 100 years ago

March 20, 1918.
The Newstead Church of England has been erected 50 years, and the event will be celebrated in April.
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Newstead Echo 100 years ago

February 6, 1918.
People who go picnicking should take care where they light fires in the hot weather we are experiencing.  Two ladies the other day went down to the Vaughan Springs and, not satisfied with the beautiful water supplied by nature, decided they must have their conventional cup of tea.  They lit their fire, and by doing so set fire to the hillside near the springs.  The flames climbed to the top of the hill, but fortunately the grass was very thin on top, and as the wind changed in the right direction the fire died down.
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Newstead Echo 100 years ago

NOVEMBER 7, 1917.
PLAIN AND FANCY DRESS BALL.
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Newstead & District Historical Society

Newstead "REMEMBERS" Exhibition.
The Newstead and District "REMEMBERS" book will be launched at the Newstead & District "Remembers" exhibition at 5.00pm on Saturday 11 November.

The idea of the book and the exhibition is to bring together two themes - the schools of the old Newstead Shire and the 100 year centenary of World War 1.
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Newstead Echo 100 years ago

October 3, 1917.
PEA RIFLE ACCIDENT
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Newstead Echo 100 years ago

SEPTEMBER 19, 1917
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Newstead Echo 100 years ago

AUGUST 22, 1917.
With this issue The Echo enters upon its twenty first year of publication.  We heartily thank our numerous friends for their past patronage.

News has reached the local police that certain persons in the district are in the habit of shooting on Sundays, particularly in the vicinity of the cemetery. Offenders would be wise to take this as a warning, as Constable Ellis intends to take action.

Research courtesy of Janet Trudgeon.
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Newstead Echo 100 years ago

JULY 6, 2017.
The good price obtained for rabbits is causing many residents to hunt the nimble bunny with ferrets also the usual way of setting traps, so there is not much chance of the rodents getting so numerous as in former years.
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An initiative of Newstead 2021