This Day in History: 1937-09-05

Picturesque Toodyay was the spot chosen by the Railway Department for its fifth railway hike of the season, with two special trains conveying 917 hikers of all ages from Perth. The actual hike was a walk of about two miles there and back, along the main street of Toodyay, over the Newcastle Bridge to the Showgrounds, where hot water and all other facilities were provided for the comfort of picnickers. The local newspaper reported: “Many did not leave the ground, and witnessed the local football match, while others explored the surrounding hills and gathered bunches of pink everlastings.”

Toodyay herald, 10 Sept. 1937, p.8.
West Australian, 6 Sept. 1937, p.14.