General

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.

Newstead Echo

April 29th, 1947,
Large Gathering at Anzac Celebrations.

Anzac day was commemorated at Newstead with the laying of wreaths at the War Memorial and a service at the Mechanics' Institute on Sunday afternoon.
Appropriate music was provided by the Castlemaine Foundry Band under the baton of Bandmaster Desmond. The band headed the march to the hall, about 20 returned serviceman taking part.

April 2nd, 1957.

Rural Fire Brigade Receives New Fire Fighting Unit.

Newstead Echo 100 years ago

MARCH 14, 1917.
   In Newstead, as elsewhere there is a plaque of mice. They appear to be doing much damage to haystacks. About the paddocks there are hundreds of little holes where the pest is living. Some farmers are of the opinion that when seedling time comes the mice will eat the wheat after being sown by a drill. In the house they are working havoc on wallpaper, and the noise they make renders sleep almost impossible. Although poisoning is being resorted to, the plaque does not appear to get any less.

Newstead Echo 100 years ago

WHERE'S THE BELL.
February 7th, 1917.

Newstead Echo 100 years ago

December 6, 1916.
THE FLEETING YEAR.

Visit Newstead for the Festival of Gardens

Next weekend the little town of Newstead will be part of the Castlemaine and Districts Festival of Gardens with four inspiring and very different gardens to visit. 

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Newstead Echo 100 years ago

NOVEMBER 15, 1916.
CAVALRY HORSES WANTED.

"Then and Now" Exhibition

"THEN AND NOW" EXHIBITION.
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An initiative of Newstead 2021