Category 1: Publications about Toodyay and Bolgart

A selection of books, CDs and DVDs in the THS Reference Library that feature information and stories about the Toodyay district, and also Bolgart in the Shire of Victoria Plains. Dating from 1949 to 2021, these works range from local histories, convict stories, environmental studies, heritage reports, local government reports, theatre productions, local pictorial calendars, recipe books, and lots more. Most of the family histories and biographies are listed in Category 5.

Author / CompilerTitlePublication DetailsNotes
Bridge, Peter J & Teague, Angela (comps)Toodyay gold / compiled by Peter J. Bridge with Angela Teague.Carlisle, W.A.: Hesperian Press, 2008.vi, 56 p. : ill., maps, bib. Index. The story of gold discoveries and mining in the Toodyay area, based on archival documents, newspaper accounts and recollections of local identities. Includes many photographs.
Burnett, AilsonFacts & memories, Ten Mile Hill State School, 1913-1925 / [Alison Burnett (nee Chitty), Boya]Unpublished. [1979]11 p.: ill. No index. Not in SLWA catalogue. Written for her brother Wally Chitty, Toodyay, for the Back to Schools event, 1979, in Toodyay. Limited number of copies produced.
Campbell, R. Mck. & van Bremen, I.  H. (Ingrid H.)Toodyay Library building – conservation report, final draft, 9-2-95 / R. McK. Campbell, I.H. van BremenToodyay WA: Toodyay Shire Council, 1995.23 p.: ill.
Casperson. Keith D.Toodyay – a survey of major habitats within the Shire: study for Toodyay Shire Council.Toodyay WA: Toodyay Shire Council, [1976], c1975.52 p.: ill, map, bib.
Chambers, Brian R.Toodyay cemeteries data base [electronic resource] / produced by Brian R. Chambers. Version 4.0. Item 6566.[Toodyay, WA?]: B.R. Chambers, [ca2004].1 CD-ROM.
Chitty, Ian D.Toodyay: a survey of historical buildings: a study for Toodyay Shire Council / by Ian D. Chitty a.w.a.i.t, a.r.a.i.a.[Toodyay WA: Toodyay Shire Council, ca1975-1976]1 vol: ill., maps. Typescript.
Chitty, Wally & Edgecombe, JennyThe life and times of Wally Chitty / by Wally Chitty and Jenny Edgecombe.Toodyay WA: K. Chitty, 2015.201 p.: ill, maps, bib. Index.
Chitty, WallyToodyay – the good old days / by Wally Chitty; compiled and edited by Christine Martin.Victoria Park WA: Hesperian Press, 2004.228 p.: ill, maps. Indexes.
Clarke, Desrae (comp)175 years of settlement, 1836-2011 / compiled by Desrae Clarke; formatted by Wayne Clarke.Toodyay, WA: Toodyay 175th Anniversary Committee, 2011.7 p.: ill. No index.
Clarkson, Donald Drummond, 1880-1918.A very man: his last journey: the wartime letters and poems of Donald Drummond Clarkson, 1880-1918 / originally compiled and edited by Gresley Clarkson.  2nd ed.Mosman Park WA: The Clarkson Trust, 2008.123 p.: ill, map. Index.
 Convict ticket-of-leave register, Toodyay Acc. 721/30 [electronic resource] / Western Australian Genealogical Society.[Bayswater WA]: Western Australian Genealogical Society Inc., c2004.1 CD-ROM. Covers the period 1862-1863. Contains 349 digitised images of convict details in the Toodyay Convict Hiring Depot Register held in the State Records Office of Western Australia. Two indexes of both the convicts and their employers.
 Convict ticket-of-leave register, Toodyay Acc. 721/31 [electronic resource] / Western Australian Genealogical Society.[Bayswater WA]: Western Australian Genealogical Society Inc., c2004.1 CD-ROM. Covers the period 1863-1870. Contains 891 digitised images of convict details in the Toodyay Convict Hiring Depot Register held in the State Records Office of Western Australia. Two indexes of both the convicts and their masters.
 Cooking with assurance: Bicentennial cookbook / compiled by the Toodyay Branch of the Country Women’s Association.Toodyay WA: Country Women’s Association of Western Australia. Toodyay Branch, 1998.17 p.: ill. Index.  Not in SLWA catalogue. Includes recipe for Toodyay Soup, from Mavis Jefferys.
Cromb, Alison, 1944-The history of the Toodyay Convict Depot: a tale of the convict era of Western Australia / by Alison Cromb.Dianella WA: A. Cromb, 2010. 147 p.: ill., maps, bib. Index.
Cromb, Alison, 1944-The road to Toodyay: a history of the early settlement of Toodyay and the Avon Valley of Western Australia / by Alison Cromb.Dianella WA: A. Cromb, 2016. 234 p.: ill., maps, bib. Index.
Crook, Ian G. & Evans, TrevorMoondyne Nature Reserve / by Ian G. Crook and Trevor Evans.
(Western Australian nature reserve management plan ; no. 1)
Perth: Dept. of Fisheries and Wildlife, 1981.22 p.: ill, maps, bib.
Drummond Symposium (2004: Toodyay, WA)The Drummond Symposium: a review of the work of James Drummond, the first Government Botanist in Western Australia: held at Toodyay, Western Australia, by the Toodyay Naturalists’ Club, August 27 2004 / edited by S.J.J.F Davies.  (Bulletin No. 27) [Perth, WA]: Curtin University of Technology, Dept. of Environmental Biology, 2005.118 p.: ill., map, bib.
Edgar, W.J. (William John)The life and times of Moondyne Joe: Swan River Colony convict Joseph Bolitho Jones.[Toodyay WA]: Toodyay Tourist Centre and Tammar Publications, c1990.72 p.: ill., bib.
Elliot, Ian, 1943-Moondyne Joe: the man and the myth / by Ian Elliott.Carlisle WA: Hesperian Press, 1998.                             138 p.: ill, bib. Index. First pub. 1978 by UWA Press.  The story of convict Joseph Bolitho Johns.
Erickson, Rica, 1908-2009A brief history of Bejoording.Self-published, no date (ca1970s)1 p.
Erickson, Rica, 1908-2009Old Toodyay and Newcastle / by Rica Erickson.Toodyay WA: Toodyay Shire Council, 1974.400 p.: ill, maps, bib. Index.
Erickson, Rica, 1908-2009 & Taylor, RobynToodyay homesteads, past and present / by Rica Erickson and Robyn Taylor.Carlisle WA; Hesperian Press, 2006.184 p.: ill., maps, bib. Index.
Frayne, Beth (comp.)100 years ago in Toodyay: how the Toodyay community fared in the Great War decade 1910-1919, with a focus on the 1916 Toodyay Show / researched and compiled by Beth Frayne (Toodyay Historical Society).[Toodyay, WA]: Toodyay Historical Society, 2016.iii, 29 p. : ill. Index. “Launched on 8 October 2016 at the Toodyay Agricultural Show.”
Frayne, Beth (comp.)Challenges and champions: a short history of the Toodyay Race Club and its precursors, 1865-2015 / researched and compiled by Beth Frayne (Toodyay Historical Society).[Toodyay, WA]: Toodyay Race Club, 2015.31 p.: ill.  No index. “Souvenir of the 150th Anniversary of the running of the first race meeting in Newcastle (now Toodyay) on 20 October 1865. For the TABtouch Toodyay Picnic Race Day 27 September 2015”
Frayne, Beth (comp.)Did the Show go on?: how the Toodyay community fared in the World War 2 decade 1940-1949, with a focus on the  1948 Toodyay Show/ researched and compiled by Beth Frayne (Toodyay Historical Society).[Toodyay, WA]: Toodyay Historical Society, 2018.31 p.: ill.  Index. “Launched on 6 October 2018 at the Toodyay Agricultural Show.”
Frayne, Beth (comp.)In our time: 50 years ago in Toodyay: how the Toodyay community fared in the Swinging Sixties decade 1960-1969, with a focus on the 1967 Toodyay Show / researched and compiled by Beth Frayne (Toodyay Historical Society).[Toodyay, WA]: Toodyay Historical Society, 2017.31 p.: ill.  Index. “Launched on 7 October 2017 at the Toodyay Agricultural Show.”
Frayne, Beth (comp.)The long Toodyay chronology: events in Toodyay’s history. Part 1, 1829-1900 / compiled by Beth Frayne. 1st ed. (2009) (Toodyay Historical Society publication series; no. 1)Toodyay WA: Toodyay Historical Society, 2009.iv, 38 p., 32 p.: bib.  Index. Launched at the Moondyne Festival, 2009.
Frayne, Beth (comp.)The long Toodyay chronology: events in Toodyay’s history. Part 1, 1829-1900 / compiled by Beth Frayne. 2nd ed. (2011) (Toodyay Historical Society publication series; no. 1)Toodyay WA: Toodyay Historical Society, 2011.vi, 66, 48 p.: bib. Index. “Launched on 6 August 2011 on the occasion of the Toodyay 175th Anniversary History Quiz, held in the Toodyay Memorial Hall.”
Frayne, Beth (comp.)The long Toodyay chronology: events in Toodyay’s history. Part 2, 1901-1950 / compiled by Beth Frayne. 1st ed (2010). (Toodyay Historical Society publication series; no. 2)Toodyay WA: Toodyay Historical Society, 2010.vi, 56 p., 54 p.: bib. Index. “Launched on 25 November 2010, on the occasion of the Society’s 30th Anniversary of its foundation as the Toodyay Society on 25 November 1980.”
Frayne, Beth (comp.)The long Toodyay chronology: events in Toodyay’s history. Part 3, 1951-1980 / compiled by Beth Frayne. 1st ed (2011). (Toodyay Historical Society publication series; no. 3)Toodyay WA: Toodyay Historical Society, 2011.vi, 50 p., 56 p.: bib. Index. “Launched on 30 December 2011 in the 175th Anniversary Year of European settlement of the Toodyay Valley”
Frayne, Beth (comp.)The long Toodyay chronology: events in Toodyay’s history. Part 4, 1981-2000 / compiled by Beth Frayne. Prelim. ref. ed. (2018). (Toodyay Historical Society publication series; no. 4)Toodyay WA: Toodyay Historical Society, 2018.v, 29 p., 89 p.: bib. Index. “Released on 25 November 2018 at the THS End-of-Year Sundowner at the Old Wicklow Shearing Shed, Shire Museum, Clinton Street, Toodyay”
Frayne, Beth (comp.)Toodyay Convicts Rogues’ gallery: stories about convicts who spent time in Toodyay / compiled by Beth Frayne, Shire of Toodyay Museums volunteer; supporting the launch of the Gaol Restoration and Toodyay Convict Depot Walk, 1 October 2020.Toodyay, WA: Shire of Toodyay, 2020.57 p.: ill. Alphabetical list of stories about 26 convicts, and containing images originally published in the 2016 book ‘Australia’s last convicts – reprobates, rogues and recidivists’, published by the Friends of Battye Library.
Frayne, Beth (comp.)Toodyay CWA: serving the Toodyay community for 90 years, 1927-2017 / researched and compiled by Beth Frayne (Toodyay Historical Society).[Toodyay, WA]: Toodyay Branch of the Country Women’s Association of Western Australia, 2017.30 p.: ill. No index.
Frayne, Beth; Edgecombe, Jenny & Francis, Lee (comp.)The Toodyay Society Incorporated & Toodyay Historical Society Incorporated: 40th Anniversary History, 1980-2020 / prepared by Beth Frayne, Jenny Edgecombe and Lee Francis for The Toodyay Historical Society’s 40th Anniversary on 25 November 2020.[Toodyay, WA]: Toodyay Historical Society, 2020.132 p.: ill. No index.
Frayne, Beth & Edgecombe, Jenny (comps.)The Toodyay Society Incorporated & Toodyay Historical Society Incorporated, 1980-2007 / prepared by Beth Frayne and Jenny Edgecombe for Toodyay Historical Society Reunion held 26 August 2007.Toodyay, WA: Toodyay Historical Society, 2007.69 p.: ill. No index.
Gray, Laura  (comp.)Shire of Toodyay: municipal inventory of heritage places / prepared by Laura Gray, … heritage & conservation consultant in association with the Toodyay Historical Society with special interest from Dr. Rica Erickson, August 1998.Toodyay WA: Shire of Toodyay, 1998.1 vol. (unpaged).  No index. Photocopy of original – photographs are poor quality reproductions as a result. Not in SLWA catalogue.
Greenwood, MarkThe legend of Moondyne Joe / illustrated by Frané Lessac.Crawley WA: Cygnet Books, 2002.[32] p.: ill. Hardback edition. Children’s book. Western Australian Premier’s Book Award winner 2002 (Children’s Books Award) 
Greenwood, MarkThe legend of Moondyne Joe / illustrated by Frané Lessac.Newtown NSW: Walker Books, 2011.[32] p.: ill.  Softcover. Children’s book. Western Australian Premier’s Book Award winner 2002 (Children’s Books Award) 
 A guide to exploring Toodyay… naturally / edited by Desraé Clarke, the Toodyay Naturalists’ Club Inc.Toodyay WA: Toodyay Naturalists’ Club Inc., 2018.xi, 176 p.: ill., map, bib. Index.
Ian Hocking AssociatesToodyay Special Design Control Precinct study / prepared for the Shire of Toodyay by Ian Hocking Associates.[Perth, WA; The Associates], 1988.[30] p.: ill., maps.
 Moondyne Joe: Toodyay’s bushranger: a souvenir booklet from the Avon Valley, Western Australia.[Toodyay WA]: Toodyay Tourist Centre (Inc.), [ca1983]12 p.: ill, map. “As depicted at the Moondyne Gallery, Connor’s Mill, Toodyay.”   Cartoon illustrated book, based on information in the Gallery panels, which was based on Ian Elliot’s book ‘Moondyne Joe: the man and the myth.’, pub. in 1978.
 Natural history of Toodyay / by the Toodyay Naturalists’ Club.Toodyay WA: Toodyay Naturalists’ Club, 1979.36 p.: ill., map, bib.  No index.  Dedicated to the memory of A. J. (Albie) North
O’Neill, AdamA short history of St. John the Baptist Church Toodyay (former), 1863-1963 / Adam O’Neill.Toodyay, WA: Toodyay Historical Society, 2021.15 p.: ill., bib. No index.
Paice, PhilipPaice letters: Western Australia to Hampshire, 1926-1931 / [compiled] by Gillian O’Mara; [edited by Tim Paice].Kallaroo, W.A.: G. O’Mara, 1999.189 p.: ill, maps. Index. Paice was a farm labourer in the Bolgart area during the Great Depression. Arrived in WA from England in 1925. Returned to England in 1931, having failed to establish himself as a farmer in WA.
 The Pioneers’ arboretum / the Toodyay Naturalists’ Club.[Toodyay, WA.]: The Club, 1992.iv, 64. p.: ill. Illustrated by Chris Miles, Maxine Walker, Elaine Hall
 “Reflections” on Toodyay’s 175th Anniversary Year / edited by Desraé Clarke.Toodyay WA: Shire of Toodyay, 2012.40 leaves: ill. 
Shire of ToodyayFire and Emergency Services Collocation [co-location] Centre business plan, April 2000.Toodyay WA: Shire of Toodyay, 2000.1 vol.  2 sheets of plans (looseleaf)
Shire of Toodyay. Special Council ForumDiscussion paper and attachments: 7.1 State Register of Heritage Places P2560 Todyay Court House (fmr) and former Convict Depot Archaeological sites, 13-14 Fiennes Street, Toodyay, 25 February 2014.Toodyay WA: Shire of Toodyay, 2014.161 p.: ill., maps. Compiled by Audrey Bell  (responsible officer)
Spillman, KenHands to the plough: the Shire of Victoria Plains since 1945.Calingiri, WA: Shire of Victoria Plains, 2005.238 p.: ill., bib. Index. Contains a number of essays by local individuals as well as an overview by Ken Spillman.  Information on Bolgart.
 St. Stephen’s Church family recipe book.[Toodyay WA: The Church, 2002]78 p.: ill. Recipes provided by Toodyay parishioners.
Taylor, Robyn29 December 2009 Toodyay Bushfire Project report / compiled and written by Dr Robyn Dianne Taylor for the 2009 Toodyay Bushfire Projects Group, Toodyay Historical Society Inc, Western Australia’[Toodyay, WA, THS], Jan, 2014.27 p.: ill, bib.  “This project encompasses an extraordinary collection of records about the 29 December 2009 Toodyay bushfire and the months of recovery that followed. … This resource of records includes photography, media coverage, official reports, photos of mementoes from fire-affected properties and art works.” Two copies of the material were created, and lodged with the Toodyay Historical Society and the Shire of Toodyay’s Old Gaol Museum
Taylor, RobynButterly Cottages Association Inc. : building homes for independent living in Toodyay / prepared by Dr. Robyn Taylor for the Butterly Cottages Association Inc.Toodyay, WA: The Association, 2018.36 p.: ill., bib. No index.
Taylor, Robyn (comp)A photographic tribute to our dear friends Reverends Peggy & Brian Ludlow during their time with us in Toodyay (Duidgee) on the banks of the Avon River, Western Australia, December 2015-November 2020 / [compiled by Robyn Taylor with the assistance of Linda Rooney] [Toodyay, WA: R.D. Taylor], 2020.[22] p.: ill. No index. “This album of images has been compiled from photos donated by members of the Toodyay Historical Society, the Toodyay Friends of the River and the Toodyay Naturalists Club, November 2020.”
Taylor, Russell & Burrell, WilliamToodyay townsite urban development strategy / Russell Taylor & William Burrell Consultants in Town Planning & Civic Design.[Toodyay WA?]: Shire of Toodyay, ca1989.38 p.: ill., maps, bib.  No index. Not in SLWA catalogue.
Thomas, Alf T.A history of Toodyay / by Alf. T. Thomas; compiled and published for The Toodyay Road Board, Western Australia.  (The Parmelia series of W.A. district history ; 4) [West Leederville WA]: A.T. Thomas, 1949.80 p.: ill. Limited index. Photocopy available for reference purposes.
 Toodyay – 175 years: the Grand Parade, 1st October 2011 [electronic resource] / production:  The Toodyay Historical Society in association with the Toodyay Community Resource Centre.Toodyay WA; Toodyay Historical Society, 2012.1 DVD: 15 min.         Filming: Jenny Edgecombe; Photography:  Beth Frayne & Joe Edgecombe; Soundtrack: The school song, ‘This is Toodyay’ appeared on a cassette produced by singer in residence Jonathan Cope with the Toodyay District High School Choir, Donna Marwick and Anne Andrews as part of the recovery process following the 1993 school fire. Used with permission of Toodyay District High School.
 Toodyay & Districts Community Bank Branch 2014 calendar.Toodyay [WA]: The Branch, 2013.[26] p.: ill. THS and the Toodyay Shire Museum and one private supplier provided the photographs.
 Toodyay & Districts Community Bank Branch 2015 calendar.Toodyay [WA]: The Branch, 2014.[26] p.: ill. THS and the Toodyay Shire Museum provided the photographs.
Toodyay Land Conservation District CommitteeToodyay landcare: a strategy for the future.Toodyay, WA: Toodyay Land Conservation District Committee, 2009.29 p.: ill., bib. Historic photos of the development of landcare in the area
 The Toodyay Naturalists’ Club: 40 years of observation and education (1968-2008) / compiled by members of the Toodyay Naturalists’ Club Inc.; edited by Beth Frayne and Robyn Taylor.Toodyay WA: Toodyay Naturalists’ Club Inc., 2019.142 p.: ill., bib. Index.
 Toodyay Singers 2013 [electronic resurce][Toodyay, WA: The Singers] , 2013.1 DVD.  Video of a performance in St. Stephens’s Anglican Church, Toodyay.
 Toodyay Theatre Group Inc proudly present ‘Holka Polka!, September 2015 [electronic  resource][Toodyay, WA: The Theatre Group] , 2015.1 DVD.  Video of a performance in the Toodyay Memorial Hall.
 Toodyay Volunteer Fire & Rescue Service: 100 years of service, 1910-2010: a brief history of the Toodyay Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service[Toodyay, WA: The Service, 2010][10] p.: ill. No index.
Whiteford, DavidA history of the Avonlink train service / David Whiteford; produced by the AvonLink Supporters Group.Toodyay, WA: Toodyay Shire Council, 2015.25 p.: ill. Includes the MerredinLink story.
Yandell, Colin (comp.)Roads: dedications & closures (Landgate).2012.113 p. Toodyay roads, based on Landgate information. Includes gazettal dates.

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