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Feature article: Why does Toodyay’s War Memorial resemble an Egyptian Obelisk? - Dr Robyn Taylor.
The Toodyay Park, or, Anyone for tennis? – Beth Frayne.
Feature article: New stories about the Old Gaol, by Beth Frayne
Feature article: 150th Anniversary of the Old Gaol: the Toodyay Lockup, by Dr Robyn Taylor
Feature article: Camels at Culham revisited: the Ernest Giles visit, by Greg Warburton
Feature article:The history of the Land Conservation District Committee (1989-2015), by Wayne Clarke
Feature article: Searching for Moondyne, by Milton A. Baxter
Fri-Sun November 2-4:
Bush Poetry Festival
Free event, lots of fun.
Members please help out with the roster for THS stall in the Memorial Hall Foyer, Sat & Sun 9am-4pm.
Wed 21 November, 7 pm:
THS Meeting, Drummond House.
Sundowner in Historic Connor's Mill
In October, members viewed the new Coorinja Winery display, shared a sumptuous spread, caught up with friends and listened to Beth's lively stories of the building when it was the Powerhouse generating Toodyay's electricity in the first half of the 20th Century.
The Great Ride
Carmel Charlton charmed the crowd in the Toodyay Memorial Hall in September, with her presentation on an epic WWI trek involving the 10th LIght Horse.
Nursing at Toodyay
The July meeting was enlivened by a real treat: Desrae Clarke's Oral History interview with former Toodyay nurse, Agnes Cook. Agnes described with great good humour the very basic living and nursing conditions which existed at Toodyay Hospital in earlier years, around the 1930s-1940s.
A very cheery group of members enjoyed the recent Historical Society visit to York, which included a fascinating tour of the Residency Museum. After a picnic lunch in the museum grounds we explored the wonderful new ANZAC display in the York Town Hall.
E.L. Mitchell: the photographer who shaped Australia