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 NEW ITEM: DOCUMENTING  THE 2009 TOODYAY BUSHFIRE

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   29 DECEMBER 2009 TOODYAY BUSHFIRE PROJECT REPORT 

Compiled and written by Dr Robyn Dianne Taylor for the 2009 Toodyay Bushfire Projects Group Toodyay Historical Society Inc, Western Australia

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SOME REFERENCE PUBLICATIONS, TOODYAY & SURROUNDS

Sorry - no loans: Access to these books and other publications is only available at Donegan's Cottage, Toodyay Showgrounds (open Thursdays 1-3pm.)

Author

 

Title

Publisher

Year

Anglican

Guild, York

 

York Cooks

York WA: Anglican Guild

1976

Atkinson

Anne

The Bicentennial Dictionary of Western Australians: Vol V - Asian Immigrants to Western Australia 1829- 1901

UWA Press

1988

Ayris

Cyril

A Heritage Ingrained: Co-Operative Bulk Handling Limited, 1933 -2000

West Perth: Co- operative Bulk Handling Ltd

2000

Bain

Mary Albertus

Ancient Landmarks: A Social and Economic History of the Victoria District of Western Australia 1839-

1894

UWA Press

1975

Barker

David J (compiler)

Warders and Gaolers: A Dictionary of Western Australian Prison Officers 1829-1879

Western Australian Genealogical Society  Inc

2000

Barrett-

Lennard

D

The Original Rural Crown Grant System in Western Australia

Unknown possibly self- published

1990

Battye

JS

Cyclopaedia of Western Australia Vol 1

The Cyclopaedia Company, Barrack St, Perth

1912

Bolton

Geoffrey &

Byrne, Geraldine

May It Please Your Honour: A History of the Supreme Court of Western Australia from 1861-205

Supreme Court of Western Australia

2006

Bentley

Mollie

Grandfather was a Policeman, WA police force 1829-1889

Hesperian Press

Victoria Park Western Australia

1993

Bourke

D

The History of the Catholic Church in Western Australia 1829-1979

Archdiocese of Perth

1979

Brennan

Tony

Fortune Favours the Brave: The Life and Times of Peter and Patience Brennan and their descendants

Tony Brennan, printed

by Picton Press

2006

Brennan

Wendy

(Compiler)

Donegan Family History Collection - material assembled in 2 display books

self-published

1993

Brooker

Lesley

Expedition eastward from Northam by the Dempster Brothers, Clarkson, Harper and Correll, July-August 1861

Hesperian Press, Victoria Park, Western Australia

2006

Brooker

Lesley

Explorers Routes Revisited – Western Australia 1836- 1864, Part 1 – Moore Expeditions 1836

Lesley Brooker 

Kalamunda

2009

Brooker

Lesley

Part 3 – Drummond Expeditions 1841-1842

Lesley Brooker

Kalamunda

2009

Brooker

Lesley

Clarkson Expedition 1864

Hesperian Press,

Victoria Park, Western

Australia

2012

Broomhall

FH

The Veterans: a History of the Enrolled Pensioner Force in Western Australia 1850-1880

Hesperian Press

1989

Bridge

PJ & Teague,

A (compilers)

Toodyay Gold

Hesperian Press

2008

Campbell

R & van

Bremen, IH

Toodyay Library Building - Conservation Report,

Final Draft

Toodyay Shire Council, Toodyay WA

1995

Carter

DJ

Clackline Junction Reflections

DF Carter Clackline

WA

1999

Casperson

Keith D

Strategic Plan: 2003 and into the Future

Study for Toodyay

Shire Council

c 1974

Casperson

Keith D

Toodyay - A Survey of Major Habitats within the

Shire

Toodyay Shire

Council

c 1975

Chidlow

Gerald

The Story of William Chidlow

Gerald Chidlow

1979

Chitty

Ian D

Toodyay: A Survey of Historical Buildings

Shire of Toodyay

c 1975

Chitty

A

Facts and Memories of the Ten Mile Hill State

School 1913-1925

Wally Chitty Toodyay

1979

Chitty

Wally

Toodyay – the Good Old Days

Hesperian Press

2004

Chitty

Wally and

Edgecombe, Jenny

The Life and Times of Wally Chitty

K Chitty, printed by

Optima Press

2015

Clack

AM

Origins of the York Town Hall

The York Society

2011

Clarke

Desraé, (ed)

"Reflections"on Toodyay's 175th Anniversary Year

Shire of Toodyay

2012

Clarke

Desraé

(interviewer)

Samuel Charles Cook

self-published

1994

Clarkson

Donald Gresley

A Very Man: Donald Drummond Clarkson (1880- 1918) - His Last Journey

The Clarkson Trust

2008

Coate

Yvonne and

Coate Kevin

Lonely Graves of Western Australia

Sea Carlisle Hesperian

1986

Cockman

M

Cockman Family Heritage 1829-2004

self-published

nd

Cook

SG

My Life With Bees

self-published

2004

Criddle

Roy

William and Elizabeth Criddle: Alternatives at Swan River

Educant: Cloverdale

WA

2002

Cromb

Alison

The History of the Toodyay Convict Depot - a Tale of the Convict Era of Western Australia

A Cromb, printed by

Optima Press

2011

Davey

Murray

The Daveys of the Avon Valley (Henry Davey, Jane Marchant & their descendants)

M Davey Limited

edition for family members

2016

Davies

SJJF (Ed)

The Drummond Symposium Bulletin No. 27

Curtin University of

Technology

2005

Delfos

Johanna H

Industrious by Nature

J H Delfos

2001

Demasson

Lavinia M & Valerie Anne Stranger

Durley Hill and afterwards

self-published

1989

Demasson

Lavinia

A Story of the Demasson Family: As Told by Lavinia Marianne Demasson

self-published

 

Dept of

Regional Development & the North West

 

Central West Regional Profile 1989: Central West Regional Development Advisory Committee

Northam

1989

Douglas

WH

Illustrated Dictionary of the South-West Aboriginal Language

Edith Cowan University

2004

Downie

Christina

Katrine since 1832 - A Monument of Settlement

Fiddlesticks Sky, Toodyay. Quality Press

 

Durack

M

Swan River Saga: life of early Pioneer Eliza Shaw

Mary Durack Perth

1972

Edgar

W J

The Life and Times of Moondyne Joe: Swan River Colony Convict Joseph Bolitho Jones .

Toodyay Tourist Centre & Tammar

1990

Elliot

Ian

Moondyne Joe: The Man and the Myth

Carlisle, Hesperian

1978; 1998

Erickson

Rica (Ed)

The Bicentennial Dictionary of Western Australians, Vol.1. Pre 1829-1888 A-C;

UWA Press

 

Erickson

Rica (Ed)

The Bicentennial Dictionary of Western Australians, Vol 2, Pre 1829-1888 D-J;

UWA Press

 

Erickson

Rica (Ed)

Bicentennial Dictionaries of Western Australians, Vol 3,  Pre 1829-1888 K-Q;

UWA Press

 

Erickson

Rica (Ed)

The Bicentennial Dictionary of Western Australians.Vol 4, Pre 1829-1888 R-Z;

UWA Press

 

Erickson

Rica (Ed)

The Bicentennial Dictionary of Western Australians, Vol 5, "The Golden Years" 1889-1914.

UWA Press

 

Erickson

R and O’Mara,

G

The Bicentennial Dictionary of Western Australians, Vol 6, Convicts of Western Australia 1850-1887

UWA Press

 

Erickson

Rica

Old Toodyay and Newcastle

Toodyay Shire Council

1974

Erickson

Rica

Rica’s Stories

The Royal Western Australian Historical Society

2001

Erickson

Rica

The Brand on His Coat

Hesperian Press

1983, 2009

Erickson

Rica

The Bride Ships

Hesperian Press, Victoria Park,  Western Australia

1992

Erickson

Rica

The Misfortunes of Phoebe

Hesperian Press

1997

Erickson

Rica

Toodyay Old Gaol Museum 1865

Western Australia

nd

Erickson

Rica

A Brief History of Bejoording

self-published

c1970

Erickson

Rica

Sharing a Wonderful Dream

State Library WA

1991

Erickson

Rica and

O'Mara Gillian

Dictionary of Western Australia Convicts of Western Australia 1850-1887, Vol 9

 

 

Erickson

Rica and

Taylor, Robyn

Toodyay Homesteads, Past and Present

Hesperian Press

2006

Frayne, Beth &

Shire of

Toodyay

 

Toodyay Districts World War I Service People, Book 1, A-L

Newcastle Gaol Museum & Shire of Toodyay

2016

Frayne, Beth &

Shire of

Toodyay

 

Toodyay Districts World War I Service People, Book 2, M-Z

Newcastle Gaol Museum & Shire of Toodyay

2016

Frayne

Beth, compiler

The Long Toodyay Chronology, Events in Toodyay’s History, Part 1, 1829-1900

Toodyay Historical

Society Inc.

2009

Frayne

Beth, compiler

Resting in peace: World War I veterans in the

Toodyay Public Cemetery, Telegraph Road

Toodyay Historical Society Inc.

2016

Frayne, B &

Taylor, R

Editors

The Toodyay Naturalists' Club: 40 years of observation and education (1968-2008)

Toodyay Naturalists' Club Inc

2010

Frayne, B &

Taylor, R

Editors

Toodyay Agricultural Society Honour Board Project 1853-2012

Toodyay Historical Society Inc

2012

Garden

Donald S

Northam: An Avon Valley History

Northam Shire  Council/Hesperian

1979, 1992

Gardner

George

Making the Best of It, My Early Years in Rural Western Australia

Alison Daubney Northcliffe Western Australia

2000

Giblett

Ronald A

Eastward to the Avon Family documents collected and researched by Ronald A. Giblett

Ronald A. Giblett 

Forrestfield W.A.

2000

Goodacre

Jan

From Warmstone To Waddesdon - Humble Beginning - A History of James Hitchcock: Pioneer Settler to the Swan River Settlement, 1841

Northam

nd

Goodacre

Jan

The Northam Post Telegraph Office 1872-1992

Avon Valley Arts Society (Inc.)

1992

Goodacre

Jan (editor)

Hilda Jan Markey

Self-published

1981

Graham

William

Life Story

Self-published

 

Gray

Laura

Shire of Toodyay: Municipal Inventory of Heritage Places

Toodyay: Shire of Toodyay

1992

Greenwood

Mark Illus.

Frané Lessac.

The Legend of Moondyne Joe

Cygnet Books

1998

Greenwood

Mark, Illus.

Frané Lessac.

The Legend of Moondyne Joe

Walker Books

no date

Gregory

Jenny &

Gothard, Jan

(eds)

Historical Encyclopaedia of Western Australia

UWA Press

2009

Gregory

Jenny &

Gothard Jan (eds), compiled by Anne Batt

Historical Encyclopaedia of Western Australia: Index

University of Western Australia Press

2009

Hallam

Sylvia &

Tilbrook, Lois

Aborigines of the South West Region 1829-1840

 

1990



Coming Events

Events and Meetings 2017

October 2017

Wed 18 Oct 7 pm: THS Meeting at Drummond House

Feature speaker: The ever-popular Dr Toby Metcalfe, with Part 2 of Terra Nullius: Cook to Mabo. See the summary of Part 1 under Recent Activities below.

Friday 27 October 6pm-8pm: THS Sundowner, Connor's Mill.

See what's new in the mill exhibits. Please bring a plate to share and BYO drinks. 

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Recent Activities

August Feature Speaker: Terra Nullius: Cook to Mabo

Members enjoyed Toby's innovative approach of using rap lyrics to tell the story of James Cook’s 1770 exploration to the southern continent; and the legal consequences of Terra Nullius becoming a foundation Crown Law with its non-recognition of Australia’s indigenous people.

Toby also discussed the different attitudes of the French [explorer and naturalist] Captain Nicholas Baudin, who countermanded his instruction from Napoleon to plant the French flag wherever he could, thus making claim to land for France. Baudin was far more sympathetic to the indigenous people he encountered.

Part 2, in October, will cover events up to and including Mabo.

Conference of the Affiliated Societies of the RWAHS at Wanneroo

Four THS members attended this and were impressed by the City of Wanneroo venues and smooth running of the conference. Speakers were inspiring, including members of long-established families involved in local industries, such as market gardening and lime- burning kilns.

Talk by Native Plant Specialist Bob Dixon at former Wyening Mission 

Several members attended this morning tea and greatly enjoyed the talk by Bob Dixon,in  particular his extensive knowledge of wheat belt native plants.

Shame, Bikes and Zombies in Toodyay 

Did you know that filming was carried out in Toodyay for three commercial movies during the 1980s?

At the recent Toodyay movie nostalgia night, an appreciative audience watched some very entertaining trailers and short excerpts from Shame, Zombie Brigade and Black Medicine, identifying many Toodyay settings and locals who were 'extras'.

There were also historical local home movies and short talks on the picture shows in Toodyay and the careers of  our member Beth's father and grandfather in the WA film industry. 

Did you miss it? Then visit Donegan's Cottage at the Toodyay Agricultural Show in October. There will be a display of photographs and film of Film and Picture Shows in Toodyay.

Egoline Homestead Visit

 

 

 

 

 

A small group of members was lucky enough to be able to visit historic Egoline Homestead prior to the departure of its most recent owners.

The property was taken up by Richard Hinds (1837), then by John Sewell (1854), the Wilkerson family (1870), the Sharman Family (1986-1992).  has There are three sections to the main homestead building, dating from the 1850s, 1870 and 1917. A small cottage was added in the 1930s.

 

River Avon Training Scheme talk  

At the July meeting, Wayne Clarke presented a fascinating talk on the history of the River Training Scheme implemented by five councils from Brookton to Toodyay. This scheme changed the river forever. We were also treated to a short film relating to this scheme.

Toodyay-Bolgart Railway History excursion 

 

 

 

Jenny led this informative tour for our June excursion. We started with the site of the old railway station (present-day Medical Centre) in Toodyay and ended at St. Philip’s Anglican Church graveyard, Culham, for afternoon tea. 

In between, we visited the remains of the Avon River railway bridge, railway embankments along Toodyay West Road and other railway sites along the Toodyay-Bindi Bindi Road were visited. One of the highlights was viewing what Jenny believes must be the location of Charles Yock Lunn’s homestead and Lunn’s Landing at Coondle.

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