Author: Compiled by Beth Frayne. Publications details: Toodyay WA: Toodyay Historical Society, 2010. Third printing (with minor typographical corrections), December 2011. vi, 56 p., 54 p.: bib. Index. (Toodyay Historical Society publication series; no. 2) “Launched on 25 November 2010, on the occasion of the Society’s 30th Anniversary of its foundation as the Toodyay Society on 25 November 1980.”
From the Introduction by the compiler:
“As I haven’t read all the newspapers for the period covered by Part 2 of The long Toodyay chronology, I have been fortunate that issues of the West Australian and Western mail newspapers of much of this period have quite recently become available on the National Library of Australia’s digitized Australian newspapers website (http://trove.nla.gov.au), now part of the Trove service. It has been particularly exciting to see unfamiliar photographs of Toodyay people and places appearing in the illustrated sections of the Western mail.
So, there is still much to be found, revealed and enjoyed for the first half of the twentieth century, as regards happenings in Toodyay. However, I am sure this first edition will whet the appetite and fill some gaps. Just be aware that there are still more gaps to be filled, and probably some of my ‘facts’ to be corrected.”
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