This Day in History: 1851-08-18

Having been held up by the floods, the first contingent of 28 ticket-of-leave men left Guildford for old Toodyay, in the charge of overseer Private James Stanford, an Enrolled Pensioner Guard. The second contingent of 12 ticket-of-leave men left the Mt. Eliza Depot for old Toodyay, having been collected by Michael Clarkson, who had been appointed the Superintendent of the Toodyay Convict Hiring Depot.

Sources:
Perth gazette, 25 July 1851, p.3.
Alison Cromb. The history of the Toodyay Convict Depot. A. Cromb, 2010, p.9.
Rica Erickson. Old Toodyay and Newcastle. Toodyay Shire Council, 1974, p.96.