The Toodyay Historical Society welcomes you to our technological portal to historic Toodyay.
Within this portal, you will find historical records relating to the establishment of one of the first towns in the colony of Western Australia circa 1836. Here you will find a plethora of information on its interwoven social history, including the built and environmental heritage of the original townsite (old Toodyay, now West Toodyay) and its current location (Toodyay, formerly Newcastle), its inhabitants, visitors, influencers and their origins.
What’s New on the Website (click on the bold title to View more!):
16 May 2022: New Post: ToodyaYesterday essay: Some historic halls in the Avon region; for Investigator and Query Sbubscriers.
16 May 2022: New Post: ToodyaYesterday essay: Brick walls: knowing your headers and stretchers; for Investigator and Query Subscribers.
6 May 2022: New Book: Not in Bookshop yet, but THS has published a new book: Moondyne Festival Snapshot, 1984 to 2020: a peek at 35 Festivals (Rest years in 1987 and 2020), compiled by Beth Frayne (Toodyay Historical Society), with the assistance of Jasmin Devlin (Moondyne Festival Commitee). Comb-bound, 94 pages, illustrations in colour, name and event index. $25.00 (cash only) from Drummond House (next to Bendigo Bank), Stirling Terrace (Saturdays, 10am to 12 noon). Hope to get a digital download edition up the Bookshop soon.
Information and research has been collected and collated since the inception of the Toodyay Historical Society (as the Toodyay Society) in 1980. Initially established to ensure the retention of the historic built heritage of the town and the maintenance of that heritage, the members of the Society have been instrumental in saving many historic buildings in Toodyay and publishing a variety of well researched and documented insights into the social and technical heritage of the district. This portal provides you access to that information.
As a casual visitor you will see daily anecdotes of social history in our fact bites, society members’ activities, an events calendar, bookshop, new research updates and links to Toodyay-related online resources.
We encourage you to invest a small fee so you can delve into our extensive online portal and conduct your own Toodyay-related research that includes but is not limited to: convicts, early census records, electoral roll information, world war service people, built heritage, planning and architecture, families 1836 to 1900 and beyond, bushrangers, events, pioneers, the environment, religious activity, agriculture, industry and social influencers.
If you require more information on your research subject, for a very reasonable fee you can have direct access to our talented, tenacious and knowledgeable volunteer researchers.
All of the information contained within this portal is the intellectual property of the Toodyay Historical Society. We ask that you respect and value the body of work created by our volunteers that we offer you here.
Please note: Subscription to the Toodyay History Resource Website does not proffer any real or implied membership to the Toodyay Historical Society. If you wish to become a Toodyay Historical Society financial member, please send a message via Contact Us, for more information.