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Chopped 2016

Chopped is drag racing where it started, in the dirt! 
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Newstead Echo 100 years ago

September 6, 1916.
With this issue "The Newstead Echo" enters upon its 20th year of publication.

We grieve to learn that the shelter shed at the Newstead Primary School is being used after school hours as a favourite resort for young couples.  The other day a lady's comb was found in the building and has been handed to us.  The owner can have same by calling at "Echo" office.

Newstead Echo 100 years ago

JUNE 7, 1916
A nice soaking rain started to fall on Friday evening and continued for the greater part of the night. It will be of great benefit to the crops in this district. Sowing is still in progress and the rain should be the means of the the early germination of the late seed sown.

Newstead Echo 100 years ago

APRIL 5, 1916.
The prosperity of this town and district depends chiefly upon the support and encouragement that is given by the residents to local enterprise and industry.  Every venture is to a more or less extent speculative, but each, while aiming at the success of the promoter, must offer certain returns to those whose support is necessary to achieve certain advantageous results on both sides, therefore support local industry and local enterprise by subscribing to and advertising in the Newstead "Echo".  The "Echo" should be in every home in the district.

Newstead Echo 100 years ago

MARCH 1, 1916
On Thursday night last a severe thunderstorm passed over Newstead, and was one of the worst that has been experienced for many years.  As a rule thunderstorms do not last very long, but this one on Thursday night went into the small hours of Friday morning.  The vivid flashes of lightning were blinding, and the peals of thunder were terrific.  A splendid rain fell, which will do a vast amount of good.  The thunderstorm will live long in the memory of those whose lot it fell to be out in it.

Research courtesy of Janet Trudgeon.

Newstead Arts Open

A wonderfully rich and diverse array of Artistic talent will be on display this March when Newstead Artists open their studios to the public.  Visitors to the area on a tour of the studios will be treated to a variety of artistic media and scope of practice ranging from ceramics to painting, printmaking, sculpture, drawing, to the practice of artful living, where such abundant creativity spills out of the studio and onto the land.

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Newstead Echo 100 years ago

DECEMBER 1, 1915.
Last week's cold snap was not appreciated by gardeners and orchardists who report having sustained considerable damage by a severe frost on Tuesday night. Tomatoes, french beans and melon plants were nipped in the garden plots, and in some orchards young apples were affected. Snow fell on Mt. Franklin on Tuesday.

JANUARY 19, 1916.
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