Moondyne Festival Snapshot, 1984 to 2020: a peek at 35 Festivals (Rest years in 1987 and 2020!)


Authors: Compiled by Beth Frayne, with the assistance of Jasmin Devlin. Publication details: Toodyay, WA: Toodyay Historical Society, 2022.

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Authors: Compiled by Beth Frayne (Toodyay Historical Society), with the assistance of Jasmin Devlin (Moondyne Festival Committee). Publication details: Toodyay, WA: Toodyay Historical Society, 2022. 94 p.: ill. Name and event index.

Summary: A quick reference illustrated book about the 35 Moondyne Festivals held in Toodyay over the period 1984 to 2020. Each year includes a double page of photos and basic information about the what was new each year, organisers, sponsors, weather, numbers attending, entertainment, parade participants and information sources.

A Moondyne Joe Gallery is a feature on the end papers, so you can check who played Joe and when.

From the Introduction (29 April 2022), by Beth Frayne:

“A preliminary reference work, commenced in 2018, was completed just in time for the 36th Festival on 2 May 2021. A taster (incomplete version) had been released in May 2019.  This edition is the final ‘snapshot’ work, and names have been indexed! It is hoped a ‘proper’ Moondyne Festival history book will be written by others someday, maybe for the 40th Festival in 2025! My thanks go to Jasmin Devlin for her assistance in producing this overview, and also to Tony Maddox and Terri Watson for photograph identification help. If you have any memories, memorabilia or special images, please contact the Moondyne Festival Working Group or the Toodyay Historical Society, as this may help the next Moondyne Festival story writer.”