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 Rural Fire Brigade has received a new Austin tanker unit from the Country Fire Authority. The unit comprises a Grascos pumper and 400 gallon tank on an Austin truck chassis. The new unit will replace the two units previously stationed here. Moolort brigade received the Chevrolet truck and tank and a power pumper.
Newstead team used its new unit at Dean demo on Saturday.
Research courtesy of Janet Trudgeon.