This Day in History: 1918-11-11

Toodyay received the news of the end of the Great War (World War 1) (ie the signing of the Armistice and the cessation of hostilities) that night via a telephone message received at 9.45pm. The fire bell, the school bell and the church bells were rung with vigour. Patriotic airs were played on a piano placed on a lorry and driven along Stirling Terrace. An impromptu dance was held in the Town Hall, which lasted until dawn.

Toodyay herald, 16 Nov. 1918, p.2.
A.H. Chate et al. Date it! Friends of Battye Library, 1991, p.38.