Chopped 2014 - October 3rd - 5th

Chopped is drag racing where it started in the dirt! A throw back in time to a 1950s/60s HopUp Carnival!


Words in Winter 2014

It’s nearly August and that in Newstead means ‘Words in Winter’ which is celebrated all over town and from the beginning to the end of the month. This is everything and anything to do with words – celebrated with great passion and enthusiasm.

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Community Lunch returns after school holiday break

Community Lunch in Newstead will resume on July 16 after a short break over the school holidays.
Volunteers, either before for setup and prep or after for cleanup, are always welcome and appreciated.

Come along Wednesdays at the Mechanics Hall from 12.30.  

For more information call Anthony on 0490 055 918

Chopped 2014 - October 3rd - 5th

Hot Rods and rock music get back to their roots for Chopped a three-day festival where pre-1965 style custom cars and music fanatics from across Australia roll into Newstead.

Dunolly Gilbert and Sullivan Society and Newstead Words in Winter Present The Mikado

The Dunolly Society staged this production last year to great acclaim in their Town Hall and this year they return to the stage in Dunolly and in Newstead. The performance is scintillating and this time enriched by some Newstead voices.

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Snippets from the Newstead Echo

2nd JULY, 1924.

The wandering cow nuisance, especially after nightfall, is again very bad, and a number of motorists have been fortunate in escaping serious injury during the past week. Two poddies were lying on the centre of the Loddon bridge at an early hour on Monday evening, and in trying to avoid them a motorist narrowly escaped skidding his car into the railing.  Street verandahs are used as camping grounds by cows, horses and poddies.

Research courtsey of Janet Trudgeon.

Newstead Echo 100 Years Ago


The old post office building, which was advertised for sale for removal some time ago, has been disposed of to Mr Jens Hansen for the sum of 40 pound.  The building is of brick and contains 9 rooms.  Mr Hansen endeavoured to buy the land, about half acre, but the department refused to sell.  the building was condemned some years ago after a big flood.
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