This Day in History: 1856-05-01

1856 May: Dr. Alfred Green from the Vasse was appointed the first Resident Medical Officer for the Toodyay district, based in the Toodyay Depot Infirmary. He replaced Medical Attendant expiree Edward Smith, a chemist by training, who had resigned.

Inquirer, 14 May 1956, p.2.
Rica Erickson. Old Toodyay and Newcastle. Toodyay Shire Council, 1974, pp.151-152.
Bicentennial dictionary of Western Australians. UWA Press, 1988. (Entry under Smith, Edward)