This Day in History: 1901-10-18

The Wongamine Reserve, on Forrest Road near the Toodyay-Goomalling Shire boundary, was set aside for a ‘Watering and Stopping Place’ for teams and travellers on the old goldfields route between Perth and Coolgardie, at the peak of the goldrush.

Nature reserves of the Shire of Toodyay, by Susan A. Moore et al. Dept. of Fisheries and Wildlife, Perth, 1985, p.71.