Author: Beth Frayne. Publication details: [Toodyay, WA]: Toodyay Historical Society, 2017. 31 p.: ill. Index. “Launched on 7 October 2017 at the Toodyay Agricultural Show”.
From the Introduction:
“In particular, this work looks at how the Toodyay Agricultural Society (TAS) ran its Show in 1967, in the middle of the Swinging Sixties, and how the Toodyay community was affected by the Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam War from 1962. Some of the other issues and events that the Toodyay community experienced that year and that decade (1960-1969) are mentioned, such as the building of the Standard Gauge Railway.
Significant events in Toodyay town in 1967 included:
- a national referendum to approve two amendments to the Australian constitution relating to Indigenous Australians;
- two ballots identifying young men who might be called up for National Service;
- the building of a new police station;
- the banning of swimming in the Avon River between the town bridges;
- a canoe and kayak race from Northam to Toodyay;
- and the celebration of Toodyay CWA’s 40th