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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

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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Newstead Echo 100 years ago

JUNE 6, 1917.
Last year the planting of trees in Newstead West was suggested but postponed but on this occasion no residents in that part were present.  It was ultimately decided to recommend the Shire Council to plant Hilliers Street towards the Tennis Court and if the Newstead West residents will co-operate in Canrobert and Simpson Street.  The Shire Council is to be requested to supply as before the trees and guards and the residents will assist in the planting.  It is to be hoped that the matter will be taken up as energetically as last year.
An initiative of Newstead 2021