Did the Show go on: Toodyay during the 1940s: how the Toodyay community fared in the World War 2 decade, with a focus on the 1948 Toodyay Show

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Author: Beth Frayne. Publications details: [Toodyay, WA]: Toodyay Historical Society, 2018.

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Author: Researched and compiled by Beth Frayne (Toodyay Historical Society). Publications details: [Toodyay, WA]: Toodyay Historical Society, 2018. 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 1948, following the Second World War, and how the Toodyay community was affected by the Australia’s involvement in that war (1939 to 1945).  Some of the other issues and events that the Toodyay community experienced that year and that decade (1940-1949) are mentioned.

Significant events in Toodyay town in 1948 included:

  • the compilation of a WW2 service roll of honour;
  • the ending of meat and clothing rationing, but not butter and tea;
  • the start of the Forty Hour Week;
  • the Commonwealth Referendum on rents and prices control; and
  • the cancellation of the Town Christmas Tree, due to concerns about infantile paralysis.

 

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