Author: Researched and compiled by Beth Frayne (Toodyay Historical Society). Publication details: [Toodyay, WA]: Toodyay Historical Society, 2016. iii, 29 p. : ill. Index. “Launched on 8 October 2016 at the Toodyay Agricultural Show.”
From the Introduction:
In particular, this work looks at how the Toodyay Agricultural Society (TAS) ran its Show in 1916, in the middle of the Great War period. It also touches on some of the other issues and events that the Toodyay community experienced that year and that decade (1910-1919).
It was a busy year in Toodyay town in 1916, with no less than six public meetings at which the locals were invited to discuss issues of great importance, such as:
- the future of the Mechanics’ Institute (dire);
- the financial situation of the Toodyay Hospital (also dire);
- the desirability of opening a local fund for the supply of articles for the use of wounded soldiers and also those men in the trenches;
- the coming election of sitting member the Hon. Vernon Hamersley MLC;
- how to deal with all the patriotic appeals made to the Toodyay Road Board;
- and, the National Referendum on compulsory military service.