This Day in History: 1856-11-30

The Toodyay and York Convict Hiring Depots were closed by Governor Arthur Edward Kennedy, to reduce costs. The Senior Assistant Superintendent remained in charge, with two other staff, to maintain the buildings and receive any ticket-of-leave men returning from working out in the Toodyay district. The Toodyay Depot Infirmary was closed but a probationary convict prisoner was retained as a hospital orderly.

Alison Cromb. The history of the Toodyay Convict Depot. A. Cromb, 2010, p.81.