Author: Alison Cromb. Publication details: Dianella WA: A. Cromb (printed by Optima Press), 2010. 147 p.: ill., maps, bib. Index.
The present town of Toodyay was built around, then partly over, the second site of the Toodyay Convict Hiring Depot.
From the back cover:
“This book provides a comprehensive history of the Toodyay Convict Depot, exploring its establishment, operation and aftermath. At the same time it offers a valuable insight into convict period of Western Australia.”
From the Introduction: “This book … covers the years 1850-1900. The site chosen for the Depot is explored, the building programme is examined and its subsequent operations followed. New information has been discovered, much of it sourced from original Colonial records. …”