Plaque Particular No. 4: Pioneers’ Arboretum Bicentennial Extension opening, 26 November 1988

The fourth Post about Plaques in Particular Places!

On 26 November 1988, a plaque was unveiled in the Pioneers’ Arboretum, located between Hamersley Street and the railway line in Toodyay. The occasion was to acknowledge the extension of the Arboretum across the closed section of Henry Street West, northwards.

“On 26 November 30 people attended the unveiling of a plaque by Shire President Cr Bob Somers to commemorate the extension of the Pioneers’ Arboretum (the Club’s Bicentennial Project). Sam Cook thanked the Shire for its support in supplying the plaque and boulder. Earlier in the year members had planted 120 WA trees and shrubs in this area after Westrail had granted a ten-year extension to the Shire’s lease of the Arboretum land on Hamersley Street. (From The Toodyay Naturalists Club: 40 years of observation and education (1968-2008), pub. 2010, p. 53)

Plaque text:

Planted by the Toodyay Naturalists’ Club. To commemorate the pioneers, in 1979, Western Australia’s Sesquicentenary. Extended in 1988 to commemorate the Bicentenary of Australia.

Photo: By Beth Frayne, 2016.

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