ToodyaYesterday essay: Bush fire services in Toodyay: a visit to yesteryear and a vision for the future

Bush Fire Services in Toodyay: a visit to yesteryear and a vision for the future, by Wayne Clarke.

Extract from Duidgeeana, the newsletter of the Toodyay Historical Society (Inc.), Issue No. 18, November December 2010, pp. 6-8.

Photo caption: Brigade member Desrae Clarke viewing the Centenary display in the Toodyay Central Volunteer Bushfire Brigade headquarters on 23 October 2010. (Photo by Beth Frayne).

The following chronology, to 1858, is based on Rica Erickson’s Old Toodyay and Newcastle, Toodyay Shire Council, 1974. References to page numbers are given in brackets.

Following Wayne Clarke’s essay is an Addendum about the Centenary of the Toodyay Volunteer Fire Brigade Centenary, held on 23 October 2010 in the Toodyay Central Brigade headquarters, Stirling Terrace, Toodyay. Photos of fireman Eric Patten competing in a fire brigade competition at Geraldton in 1948 are included from the Shirley and Eric Patten Collection (THS).

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