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.

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

February 7th, 1917.

Newstead Echo 100 years ago

December 6, 1916.

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. 

An initiative of Newstead 2021