Author: Wally Chitty; compiled and edited by Christine Martin. Published: Victoria Park, WA: Hesperian Press, 2004. xix, 228 p. Contains photos, maps. Names, locality and general indexes.
Back cover: ‘Toodyay – the good old days is one man’s story of life in the rural community of Toodyay, about 65 kilometres north-east of Perth, Western Australia. It begins in the 1930s and describes the forging of roads and railways in the area, the Avon River, flora and fauna, early farming practices, businesses in the town, schools, industries, occupations, entertainment, sporting events, amazing incidents, local disasters and the effect of two world wars on a small town. But most of all, it is a story about people and the legacy they have left for those of us who are proud to call Toodyay ‘home’.
About the author: ‘Wally Chitty is a member of one of Toodyay’s pioneering families. He began writing reports and collecting old photos in the 1970s and, since The Toodyay Herald started up again in the 1980s, has written historical articles for the paper.’ (TTGOD, p. 11)