Category 3: Publications about the WA Wheatbelt, which include Toodyay-related information

This list contains a selection of works from the THS Reference Library about places and people a little further away from Toodyay and the Avon Valley. These may be stories about Chittering, Doodlakine, Dowerin, Cunderdin, Goomalling, Meckering, Momberkine, Moore River, Nungarin, Tammin and Wongan Hills. Exploration, railways, aviation, and social inclusion and its challenges, are some of the topics of works, with one dating from 1855 (a government report by explorer Robert Austin).

Author / CompilerTitlePublication DetailsNotes
Austin, Robert, fl. 1854-1855.Journal of Assistant-Surveyor R. Austin:  commanding an expedition sent by the Government to explore the interior of Western Australia, north and east of the settled districts  …Perth WA: Government Printer, 1855.55 p.: ill., map. Copies of maps inserted. Title on foolscap manila folder: R. Austin report 1854. Early part was through Baylup, Northam, Buckland, Wongamine, Momberkine, Goomalling, Dowerin. Thomas Whitfield was on the expedition. Capt. Sanford met the group at the end. James Drummond wrote a letter about the botanical specimens collected.
Brooker, Lesley, 1942-Clarkson expedition 1864 / compiled and edited by Lesley Brooker; illustrated by Belinda Cole. (Explorers routes revisited).Carlisle WA: Hesperian Press, 2012.130 p.: ill., maps, bib. Index. Contains expedition diaries, maps & photographs, and background notes, with sections on each expedition member.  Newcastle, eastwards and back to Doodlakine Springs.
Brooker, Lesley, 1942-Drummond expeditions, 1841-1842 / by Lesley Brooker.  (Explorers’ routes revisited – Western Australia,  1836-1864; Part 3) Kalamunda WA: Lesley Brooker, 2009.v, 67 p.: ill., maps, bib. Index. Contains expedition diaries, maps & photographs, and background notes, with sections on each expedition membe
Brooker, Lesley, 1942-Expedition eastward from Northam by the Dempster Brothers, Clarkson, Harper and Correll, July-August 1861 / Lesley Brooker.Carlisle WA: Hesperian Press, 2006.  87 p.: ill, maps, bib. Index. Contains expedition diaries, maps & photographs, and background notes, with sections on each expedition member.
Brooker, Lesley, 1942-Moore expeditions, 1836. (Explorers’ routes revisited – Western Australia,  1836-1864; Part 1) Kalamunda WA: Lesley Brooker, 2009.vi,  71 p.: ill., maps, bib.  Index. Contains expedition diaries, maps & photographs, and background notes, with sections on each expedition member. Moore River and Toodyay/Bolgart areas.
Brooker, Lesley,1942-Roe expedition 1836 / compiled and edited by Lesley Brooker. (Explorers routes revisited)Carlisle, W.A.: Hesperian Press, 2012.162 p.: ill., maps. Index. Central Wheatbelt, York to Millendon. Toodyay mentioned.
Carter, Frank“Chocks away”: from farmland to flying field, a story of “happenings” at Cunderdin Airfield / [written by Frank Carter][Cunderdin, WA: self-published, 2002]44 p.: ill.
Chauncy, Philip Lamothe Snell, 1816-1880.Memoirs of Mrs Poole and Mrs Chauncy / by Philip Lamothe Snell Chauncy.
(Limited editions series; no. 3)
Kilmore, Vic.: Lowden, 1976.xii, 73 p.: bib. Originally published under the title: Memoirs of Mrs Chauncy. – Ballarat, Vic.: Charles J. Evans, 1873. Covers visits Toodyay and Jimperding/Jumperding.
Fox, NormahAnecdotes & yarns from Meckering and Cunderdin / by Normah Fox.[Cunderdin, WA: N. Fox], 1986.16 p.: ill.  Sponsored by the Cunderdin Historical Society. Compiled to commemorate the launching of ‘Cunderdin-Mecking: a wheatlands history’, by Joseph Placid Stokes – Nov. 22, 1986.
Gervas, StanTin Dog Creek: the Dowerin story, 1897-1997.Dowerin, WA: Shire of Dowerin, 1997.272 p.: ill.  No index.
 Goomalling, W.A.: past and present. Volume 3.[Goomalling, W.A.: Goomalling Historical Society?, ca1984]1 vol. (unpaged). No index. Various historical and family stories, possibly compiled by Barbara Sewell in 1984.
 Humans of the Wheatbelt / edited by Dr. Harry Randhawa & Anna Cornish.Northam, WA: Wheatbelt Health Network, 2020.103 p.: ill. No place index. Alphabetical listing of 53  of 121 interviews undertaken as part of the Dept. of Communities – Disability Services’ Disabiity Inclusion in School and Communities (DISCO) Project. Includes interiews with Toodyay residents.
Laurie, MaxineTracks through the Midlands:  a history of the Moora District.Moora, WA: Shire of Moora, 1995.307 p.: ill., maps. Index. Has some Toodyay references.
 Mangowine Homestead, Nungarin, Western Australia / The National Trust of Australia (W.A.).[Perth WA]: The Trust, 1973.7 p.: ill.
 Meckering earthquake, October 14 1968: souvenir booklet / Meckering Action Group Inc.[Meckering WA]: The Group, [2001][26] p.: ill., map.
Pollock, GraemeChitta-Chitta: … valley of citrus / co-researcher, Betty Read.Bullsbrook WA: Veritas Publishing, c1987.65 p.: ill., map. No index. “This book was produced by the Chittering Valley Progress and Sporting Association (Inc.) to mark the occasion of the 20th Anniversary of the opening of the Lower Chittering Hall, and recounts some of the history and the happenings from early days to 1987.
Sewell, Barbara, 1948-Goomalling, a backward glance: a history of the district.Churchlands, W.A.: B. Sewell, c1998.484 p.: ill., maps. Index.
Snooke, ConnieLife in early Cunderdin.Cunderdin WA: Cunderdin Historical Society, 1977.20 p.: ill. No index. “Printed for the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Cunderdin Historical Society 11.11.1977.”
 Wheat, wool and Wodjil: a tribute to the people and events that moulded the district of Tammin / compiled by Des Repton.Bassendean WA: Access Press, 1999.419 p.: ill., maps, bib. Includes a section by Jim and Isabel Masters about Charles Masters.
 Wongan Hills celebrates 100 years gazetting of the town & opening of the railway 1911-2011.[Moora, WA.]: Central Midlands & Coastal Advocate, 2011.[20]: ill, map. Cover title.  Advertisements. Compiled by the newspaper.

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