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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
Special Event: Edison Phonograph Toodyay Public Library 3 Sept 10am-12.00 noon RSVP Library Ph 95742323 (limited places)
FREE talk by Richard Rennie on Professor Archibald's demonstration of the Edison Phonograph in the Newcastle Mechanics' Institute on Sept 3 1891. Demonstration of a reconstructed Edison Phonograph.
The Great Ride
A presentation by Carmel Charlton on a World War I trek involving the 10th Light Horse
Saturday 8th Sept. 3-5pm
Special event in Toodyay Memorial Hall, sponsored by Toodyay Historical Society & Toodyay RSL. Cost: Adults $5.00, children free. Tickets available at door.
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Fri 7-Sun 9 September: Conference of Affiliated Societies of the Royal WA Historical Society at Cervantes. Several THS members will be attending.
Wed 19 September, 7 pm:
THS Meeting, Drummond House.
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