This Day in History: 1850-06-01

The first contingent of 75 convict men and 55 Enrolled Pensioner Guards with wives and families arrived in the Swan River Colony on the convict ship Scindian. At least 14 of these convict men spent time in the Toodyay district.

Perth gazette, 7 June 1850, p.2.
Alison Cromb. The history of the Toodyay Convict Depot. A. Cromb, 2010, p.4.
Rica Erickson. Old Toodyay and Newcastle. Toodyay Shire Council, 1974, p.89.
A.H. Chate et al. Date it! Friends of Battye Library, 1991, p.12.
Toodyay convict database (Toodyay Historical Society/Shire of Toodyay Museums joint project):