Category 4 : Publications about WA, which may include Toodyay-related information

This Category lists some the broader Western Australian publications (print and CD) in the THS Reference Library, many of which contain information relevant to the Toodyay district, and dating from 1975 onwards. Information in the Notes column may provide some idea on specific Toodyay-related content.

Author / CompilerTitlePublication DetailsNotes
Armstrong, Patrick, 1941-Charles Darwin in Western Australia: a young scientist’s perception of an environment / Patrick Armstrong.
 (Western Australian experience series)
Nedlands, W.A.: University of Western Australia Press, 1985.80 p.: ill., map, bib.  Index. Darwin on the Beagle in arrived in King George Sound on 7 March 1836, and sailed up the coast to the north.
Atkinson, AnneAsian immigrants to Western Australia, 1829-1901 / compiled by Anne Atkinson; editorial committee: Anne Atkinson, Rica Erickson, Brian Pope. (The bicentennial dictionary of Western Australians.  Vol. V)Nedlands, WA: University of Western Australia Press, 1988.464 p.: map. Includes Yock Lunn family.
Bain, Mary Albertus, 1911-1999Ancient landmarks: a social and economic history of the Victoria district of Western Australia, 1839-1894.[Nedlands WA]: University of Western Australia Press, 1975.431 p.: ill., bib.  Index. About the Victoria district, near Geraldton.
Barker, David J. (comp.)Warders and gaolers: a dictionary of Western Australian prison officers, 1829-1879 / compiled by David J. Barker.[Bayswater WA]: Western Australian Genealogical Society Inc., 2000.xv, ii, 224 p.: bib. Contains an alphabetical listing of officers – helpful for researching Pensioner Guards. 
Barrett-Lennard, DonaldThe original rural Crown Grant system in Western Australia[Guildford, W.A.]: D. Barrett-Lennard, 1990.47, [4] leaves: ill., maps.
Bentley, MollieGrandfather was a policeman: the Western Australia Police Force, 1829-1889 / by Mollie Bentley.Victoria Park WA: Hesperian Press, 1993.168 p.: ill., maps, bib. Index.   
 The brand on his coat: biographies of some Western Australian convicts / edited by Rica Erickson.Victoria Park WA: Hesperian Press, 2009.355 p.: ill., maps, bib.  Index. Contains information about Tooday convicts.
Broomhall, F. H. (Frank H.), 1900-1995.The veterans: a history of the Enrolled Pensioner Force in Western Australia, 1850-1880.Carlisle WA: Hesperian Press, 1989.158, B304 p.: ill., map, bib. Index.  Includes Enrolled Pensioner Guards in Toodyay.     
Burton, A. (Alfred)Church beginnings in the west / by Canon A. Burton.Perth, WA: Printed by John Muhling, 1941.124 p.: ill., map.  Index. Includes Toodyay and Northam district churches (p.71-74). Burton was an Anglican canon.
Chate, A.H.; Graham, Bruce & Oakley, Glenda.Date it!: a Western Australian chronology to 1929 / by A.H. Chate, Bruce Graham and Glenda Oakley.Northbridge, WA: Friends of Battye Library (Inc.), 1991.60 p.   Index.
Coate, Yvonne E. & Coate, KevinLonely graves of Western Australia & burials at sea / Yvonne & Kevin Coate.Carlisle WA:  Hesperian Press, c1986.223 p., 13 p. of photos. Lists. Index.
Charlesworth, HeleneSmall but strong: a pictorial history of East Fremantle. 1897-1997.East Fremantle WA: Town of East Fremantle, [1996]84 p.: ill, bib. No index. No information on Toodyay.
Crowley, F. K. (Francis Keble), 1924-Western Australia’s Lady Forrest, 1844-1929: a memoir/ by F.K. Crowley.
(Western Australian Museum. Information series; no. 7)
[Perth WA: Western Australian Museum, 1975?]46 p.: ill. No index. First published in 1962 in Melbourne studies in education, 1960-61, published by Melbourne University Press.
Douglas, Wilfrid H. (Wilfrid Henry)Illustrated dictionary of the South-west Aboriginal language / prepared and illustrated by Wilf Douglas. 2nd ed.Perth, WA: Printed by Campbell Fast Print, 2004.40 p.: ill.  No index.
Douglas, Wilfrid H. (Wilfrid Henry)Illustrated topical dictionary of the Western Desert language – based on the Ngaanyatjarra dialect / W.H. Douglas. 5th ed.[Alice Springs, SA]: Ngaanyatjarra Bible Project (printed in Perth, WA), 2010.iv, 27 p. : ill. No index.
Douglas, Wilfrid H. (Wilfrid Henry)An introductory dictionary of the Western Desert language: a three-part dictionary based on field notes collected over a period of years at Warburton Ranges and in other parts of the Western Desert language area by W.H. Douglas.[Perth, W.A.]: Institute of Applied Language Studies, Western Australian College of Advanced Education, 1988.xii, 316 p.: ill., bib.
Ericksen, Ray, 1919-Ernest Giles: explorer and traveller, 1835-1897 / [by] Ray Ericksen.Melbourne: Heinemann Australia, 1978.307 p.: ill., map. Index. Has brief mention of Newcastle, WA.
Erickson, Rica, 1908-2008 (comp.)Bicentennial dictionary of Western Australians. Vol.1. Pre 1829-1888 A-C.Nedlands WA: University of Western Australia Press, 1987.747 p.: map. Viewable online on the Friends of Battye Library website.
Erickson, Rica, 1908-2008 (comp.)Bicentennial dictionary of Western Australians. Vol 2. Pre 1829-1888 D-J.Nedlands WA: University of Western Australia Press, 1988.748-1690 p.: map. Viewable online on the Friends of Battye Library website.
Erickson, Rica, 1908-2008 (comp.)Bicentennial dictionary of Western Australians.  Vol. 3. Pre 1829-1888 K-Q.Nedlands WA: University of Western Australia Press, 1988.1690a-2560 p.: map. Viewable online on the Friends of Battye Library website.
Erickson, Rica, 1908-2008 (comp.)Bicentennial dictionary of Western Australians. Vol 4. Pre 1829-1888 R-Z.Nedlands WA: University of Western Australia Press, 1988.2561-3419 p.: map. Viewable online on the Friends of Battye Library website.
Erickson, Rica, 1908-2009The bride ships: experiences of immigrants arriving in Western Australia 1849-1889 / by Rica Erickson.Carlisle WA: Hesperian Press, 1992.256 p.: ill, map, bib. Index.
Erickson, Rica, 1908-2009 & O’Mara, GillianConvicts in Western Australia, 1850-1887 / co-authors, Rica Erickson and Gillian O’Mara. (Dictionary of Western Australians. Vol. IX)Nedlands WA: University of Western Australia Press, 1994.618 p.: maps.  No place index.
Erickson, Rica, 1908-2008 (comp.)Dictionary of Western Australians. Vol. 5, The Golden Years, 1889-1914.Nedlands WA: University of Western Australia Press, 1986.1006 p.
Erickson, Rica, 1908-2009Rica’s stories / Rica Erickson; edited by Lenore Layman.Nedlands, W.A.: Royal Western Australian Historical Society, 2001.255 p: ill., maps, bib. Index.
Hallam, Sylvia & Tilbrook, Lois (comps)Aborigines of the South West Region, 1829-1840 / compiled and edited by Sylvia Hallam and Lois Tilbrook. (The bicentennial dictionary of Western Australians.  Vol. VIII)Nedlands, WA: University of Western Australian Press, 1990.375 p.: bib. No place index. Chidlow murder, p.196-197.
 Historical encyclopaedia of Western Australia / edited by Jenny Gregory & Jan Gothard.Crawley WA: University of Western Australia Press, 2009.1015 p.: ill., maps, bib.
 Historical encyclopaedia of Western Australia: index / compiled by Anne Batt.Crawley WA: Unversity of Western Australia Press, [2010?]110 p.   Available online here:  http://www.student.uwa.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0009/1872549/Historical-encylopedia-of-Western-Australia-index.pdf 
Hunt, C. C. (Charles Cooke)C.C. Hunt’s 1864 Koolyanobbing expedition: from his field book and exploration plans / edited by Kim Epton.Carlisle, WA: Hesperian Press, 2001.
“Copyright Kim Epton, Perth WA 1996” — verso t.p.
35 p.: bib. No index. This work provides biographical information on Hunt. Short biographies of each of his four fellow explorers, R. D. Hardey, Edward Robinson, Cowitch and Tommy Windich, are also included. Includes an exact transcription of his field book.
 Journals of several expeditions made in Western Australia  during the years 1829, 1830, 1831, and 1832, under the sanction of the governor, Sir James Stirling, containing the latest authentic information relative to that country, accompanied by a map / [compiled by] J. Cross. [Facsim. ed.].Nedlands: University of Western Australia Press [for] Royal Western Australian Historical Society, 1980.262 p. No index. Map (fold. in pocket): Map of SW Aust, 1833 (engraved by Arrowsmith). Includes Ensign Dale journal. Reprint of the 1833 ed. published by J. Cross, London.
 The Irish in Western Australia / edited by Bob Reece. (Studies in Western Australian, history, No. 20)Nedlands, WA: Centre for Western Australian History, 2000.209 p.: ill., bib.  No index. Essay by Rica Erickson: The Irish of Toodyay.
Lang, Ernie.Grist to the mill: a history of flour milling in Western Australia.[North Fremantle WA]: Goodman Fielder Mills Limited; [Kewdale WA]: Weston Milling, 1994.184 p.: ill., bib. Index. Contains information on several early Toodyay and Northam Mills
MacLeod, Robin.Cucumber sheep / by Robin MacLeod.Guildford, W.A.: Bookmark Publishing House, 1991.155 p.: ill. No index. By local author, about the Low family, farmers at Mt. Stirling.
Marchant, Leslie R. (Leslie Ronald)France Australe: a study of French explorations and attempts to found a penal colony and strategic base in south Western Australia 1503-1826/ by Leslie R. Marchant.Perth: Artlook Books, 1982.384 p.: ill., maps, bib.  Index.
McIntyre, Kenneth Gordon.The secret discovery of Australia: Portuguese ventures 200 years before Captain Cook.Medindie (S. Aust.): Souvenir Press, 1977.427 p.: maps, bib. Index.
Moran, Kevin James,1939-Sand and stone: the social history of Western Australia as recorded by the pioneer police of the eastern frontiers / by Kevon Moran. Part 1, Colonists and convicts.Perth WA: Frickers International Publishing, 2000.40 p.: ill, maps, bib. Indices.  “A collation of incidents in which police pioneers firstly fought a war and then were at the forefront of colonisation of this vast country. The extent of bloodshed on both sides has been recorded here.”    
Moran, Kevin James,1939-Sand and stone: the social history of Western Australia as recorded by the pioneer police of the eastern frontiers. Part 2, Pastoralists and prospectors.Perth WA: Frickers International Publishing, 2000.366 p: ill, maps, bib. Indices.  “A collation of incidents in which police pioneers firstly fought a war and then were at the forefront of colonisation of this vast country. The extent of bloodshed on both sides has been recorded here.”    
Moore, George Fletcher, 1798-1886.Diary of ten years eventful life of an early settler in Western Australia ; and also, A descriptive vocabulary of  the language of the Aborigines / by George Fletcher Moore; with an introduction by C. T. Stannage.
Facsimile ed.  (Historical reprint series)
[Nedlands, W.A.] : University of Western Australia Press, 1978.423 p., 119 p. Photoreprint of the 1884 ed. published by M. Walbrook, London
Nairn, JohnWalter Padbury: his life and times.Padbury, W.A: North Stirling Press, 1985.343 p.: ill., maps, bib. Index.
Oakley, GlendaMore dates: a Western Australian chronology 1930 to 1989 / by Glenda Oakley.Northbridge WA: Friends of the Battye Library (Inc.), 1992.39 p. Index.
Oldham, RayGeorge Temple-Poole: architect of the golden years, 1885-1897 / Ray and John Oldham; drawings by Tish Phillips.    “Western heritage part 2.”[Nedlands, W.A.]: University of Western Australia Press, 1980.227 p.: ill, bib. Index. Includes Toodyay buildings: Court House, old Duke Street School, Hospital, Post Office.
O’Mara, GillianConvict records of Western Australia: a research guide / by Gillian O’Mara. (Friends of Battye Library occasional paper;  No. 1)Northbridge WA: Friends of Battye Library, 1990.52 p.: bib. Index. Toodyay not mentioned
Pashley, A.R. (Don), 1927-2002.Policing our state: a history of police stations and police officers in Western Australia, 1829-1945 / by A.R. (Don) Pashley.Cloverdale WA: Educant, 2000.553 p.: ill, maps, bib.  Indexes. Limited ed. Brief descriptions of early history followed by extracts from station occurrence books over the years. Hundreds of stations and camps covered. Alphabetical listing by location.
 Passenger arrivals and departures Swan River colony 1826 to 1838 [electronic resource][Bayswater WA]: Western Australian Genealogical Society Inc. and Swan River Pioneers 1829-1838 Special Interest Group, c2008 (c2003)1 CD-ROM. Has extra indexes. Contains the details of approximately 4,359 immigrants arriving into Western Australia with approximately 1,300 departure dates.
Peters, Nonja, Dr.Milk and honey – but no gold: postwar migration to Western Australia, 1945-1964.Nedlands WA: UWA Press, 2001.336 p.: ill., bib.  Index. Contains extensive information and photographs relating to the post-WWII Northam Migrant Camp and the occupants. Also a history of why and how they arrived.
Rikkers, John (comp.)Western Australian schools, 1830-1980. Part One / [compiled by] John Rikkers.[Perth WA]: Planning Branch, Education Department of Western Australia, 1984.1 vol. (bound). Alphabetical list.  Extracts from a larger work.       
Salvado, Rosendo, 1814-1900.The Salvado memoirs: historical memoirs of Australia and particularly of the Benedictine Mission of New Norcia and of the habits and customs of the Australian natives / by Dom Rosendo Salvado; translated and edited by E.J. Stormon.[Nedlands, W.A.] : University of Western Australia Press, 1977 (1978 reprint)203 p.: ill.  Index.
Sharp, Eloise I. (Eloise Iris), d. 1993.E.T. Hooley, pioneer bushman: stock route pioneered by E.T. Hooley from Geraldine Mine to Nicol Bay, 1866, and 1905 government wells.[Carnarvon, W.A.] : E.I. Sharp (West Perth, W.A Lamb Printers), c1985.294 p.: ill., maps. No index. Mongers assisted Hooley.
Stokes, JohnThe Western State: some of its people and ports / by John Stokes. Facsimile 4th ed. First pub. 1958.Nedlands: University of Western Australia Press, 1978.176 p.: ill. No index. Includes Avon Valley families.
Tilbrook, LoisNyungar tradition: glimpses of Aborigines of South-Western Australia, 1829-1914 / Lois Tilbrook.Nedlands WA: University of Western Australia Press, 1983.244 p.: ill., bib. Names index, which includes Toodyay residents eg Stack, Gillespie, Jackamarra, Morrison, Shaw. Index. Out of print. Online version published by the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies in 2007. Available online: https://aiatsis.gov.au/sites/default/files/catalogue_resources/m0022954.pdf.
Vivienne, MayTravels in Western Australia: being a description of the various cities and towns, goldfields, and agricultural districts of that state / by May Vivienne.Carlisle, W.A.: Hesperian Press, 1993.202 p.: ill. No index.  First published in 1901.
Warburton, Peter Egerton, 1813-1889.Journey across the western interior of Australia / by Peter Egerton Warburton; with an introduction and additions by Charles H. Eden; edited by H.W. Bates. Facsim. reprint.Victoria Park, W.A.: Hesperian Press, 1981.ix, 307 p. : ill. No index. Folded map at back: Warburton expedition 1872 in NW Aust. (Alice Springs to Roebourne). First published: London: Sampson Low, Marston, Low & Searle, 1875.
 Western Australian exploration / [series editors Peter J. Bridge and Kim Epton].
V. 1. December 1826-December 1835: the letters, reports & journals of exploration and discovery in Western Australia / principal editor Joanne Shoobert.
Victoria Park [W.A.]: Hesperian Press [in conjunction with Department of Land Information], 2005.610 p.: maps, port., bib. Indexes. Includes Ensign Dale’s explorations to the Avon Valley
 Westralian portraits / editor, Lyall Hunt. (Sesquicentenary celebrations series)Nedlands, W.A.: University of Western Australia Press for the Education Committee of the 150th Anniversary Celebrations, 1979.318 p.: ill., maps, bib.  No index. Contains essays on Bishop Salvado, Sir Joseph Talbot Hobbs and Edward Hamersley (this one by Rica Erickson)
Williams, A. E.Twelve famous Western Australians (1829-1979)[Nedlands, WA: RWAHS in association with the Birmingham Mint, 1979]16 p.  Includes Bishop Salvado and John Forrest. Produced to accompany a limited ed. 150th Anniversary plate.
Wroth, Bruce, b. 1925.Bassendean and Guildford sketchbook / drawings by Bruce Wroth; text by Morva Cogan.
(Sketchbook series)
Adelaide: Rigby, 1976.63 p.: ill.  No index. Former Toodyay local, Bruce is the son of Leo Wroth.

Related Posts