Category 2: Publications about the Avon Valley Region, which include Toodyay-related information

This list features a selection of works from the THS Reference Library that focus on the Avon Valley and its towns, and that may also contain information relevant to the Toodyay district. From 1905 onwards, these works covers subjects such as local history, our precious Avon River environment, letters written in the 1840s and 1850s, education and horse-racing.

Author / CompilerTitlePublication DetailsNotes
 Aquatic invertebrates and waterbirds of wetlands in the Avon region / by Susan Jones … [et al.]Bentley, W.A.: Dept. of Environment and Conservation, 2009.Supported by Wheatbelt Natural Resource Management Incorporated.
 The Avon Valley, illustrated: embracing Newcastle, Northam, York, Beverley, Meckering, Goomalling, etc.  Introduction by W.E. Stowe.[Northam, W.A.], 1905.Bound photocopy. Does not have the Introduction.
 The Avon Valley: the naturalists’ view / editor, M. Walker.Toodyay, W.A.: Toodyay Naturalists’ Club, 1986.Index to species.
 The bridges of Northam: Bypass and Katrine Drive / Northam and Districts Historical Society.[Northam WA: The Society, c2009]Guided drive with detailed historical information & relevant historical photographs and paintings of the features mentioned.
 The bridges of Northam: town walk / Northam and Districts Historical Society.[Northam WA: The Society, c2009]Guided drive with detailed historical information & relevant historical photographs and paintings of the features mentioned.
Brown, Eliza, 1811-1896, & Brown, Thomas, 1803-1853A faithful picture: the letters of Eliza and Thomas Brown at York in the Swan River colony, 1841-1852 / with an introduction by Alexandra Hasluck; edited by Peter Cowan.Fremantle, W.A.: Fremantle Arts Centre Press, 1977. 
Carter. D. F. (Donald F.)Clackline Junction reflections: history, myth and true stories of old times to read and enjoy.Clackline WA: D.F. Carter, 1999. 
Clack, A. M. (Tony)Glorious Apostle: a history of the Catholic Church in York / A.M. Clack.South St., York: St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, 2009.Index. “150th Anniversary of St. Patrick’s Church.”
Clack, A. M. (Tony)Origins of the York Town Hall / text by A.M. Clack.York WA: York Society, c2011.No index.  Based on a paper prepared by Tony Clack for the Conference of the Affiliated Societies of the RWAHS, held at York, 2011
Doncaster, Ven. Edward (Ted) W.The pilgrimage of Charles Harper: Toodyay, Katrine, Culham / … historical notes prepared by the Venerable E.W. Doncaster.[Perth, WA: Diocese of Perth?], 1983.No index. “16th July, 1983. This Pilgrmage has been organised for the Diocese of Perth by Anglican Catholic Renewal (W.A).”
Doughty, RebeccaThe history of schooling in the Avon valley, WA / Rebecca Doughty, local resident of the Avon Valley.Self-published, 2016.“This booklet has been produced as part of the assessment for ARCH 8403 Directed Study in Cultural Heritage Management, a graduate topic in the Department of Archaeology, Flinders University. …This book may be reproduced for eductional purposes.”
Downie, ChristinaKatrine since 1832: a monument of settlement.Toodyay WA: Fiddlesticks Sky, 2009.Index.
Garden, Donald S.Northam: an Avon Valley history.Northam WA: Northam Shire Council/Hesperian Press, 1992.Index.
Goodacre, JanThe Northam Post Telegraph Office, 1872-1992.Northam: Avon Valley Arts Society (Inc.), 1992.No index.
James, Jan (Kabarli), 1942-2019Racing over the Scarp & beyond / Jan James.Perth WA: Scott Print, 2013.No index.
McLaren, Glen & Cooper, WilliamBeverley: our journey through time: history of the Shire of Beverley.Beverley, WA: Shire of Beverley, 2002.Index.
Milhinch, A. L. (Alfred Lindsay) & R. M. (Ruth M.)The Northam Agricultural Society: an historical review.Northam WA: Mid-West Print, 1980.No index.
Milhinch, A. L. (Alfred Lindsay)The Seabrook Battery.Seabrook [WA]: A.L. Milhinch, 1993.No index.
Morgan, Kathleen & Hill, MargaretIrishtown Hall centenary, 1894-1994 / compiled by Kathleen Morgan & Margaret Hill[Unpublished, 1994] 
O’Brien, Jacqueline (Jacqueline Wittenoom), 1926-On we go: the Wittenoom way: the legacy of a colonial chaplain / Jacqueline O’Brien & Pamela Statham-Drew.Perth, W.A.: J. O’Brien and P. Statham-Drew; Distributed by Fremantle Press, 2009.Index. Wittenoom developed a farm near York, called Gwambygine.
Parker, FrankThe road to York:  from Guildford to York, Western Australia, an early history.York WA: Parker Print, 2006.No index.
Risco, AlexAvon pictorial / [photography – Alex Risco A.I.I.P, A.R.P.S.; technical advisor and production – A.G. Simpson].Northam, W.A.: A. Risco; [printed by] Pictorial Print, Northam. W.A., 1967.Photographs relating to Northam –Toodyay area, including a two-page spread on the Toodyay Gaol Museum (photos of Warders Parlour and Kitchen).
Statham Drew, Pamela & Clack, A.M. (Tony) (comp)York, Western Australia: a documentary history / compiled by Pamela Stratham Drew and AM (Tony) Clack.[W.A.]: Pandorus Publications, 2018.No index.
Watson, Penny; Palassis, Kevin & Worthington, MiriaOld Police Station, York / written by Penny Watson, Kevin Palassis and Miria Worthington; illustrated by Ross Shardlow.[Perth WA]: National Trust of Australia (WA), 1984.No index.
Wroth, Bruce, b. 1925.Avon Valley sketchbook / drawings by Bruce Wroth; text by Helen H. Wilson.Adelaide: Rigby, 1977.No index.
 York Cemetery: historical walk trail.York, WA; York Society Inc., 2006.No index.
 York, Western Australia’s first inland town / edited by Adelphe King & Elizabeth Parker.York WA: Parker Print, 2003.No index.

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