This Day in History: 1956-01-29

1956: The Bolgart Historical Society was formed by George R. Kemp, Headmaster of the Bolgart School, in search of material for a thesis.  The first president was Father Michael Cave. Rica Erickson was the secretary.

Rica Erickson. The Victoria Plains. Lamb Paterson, 1971, p.173.
Kemp, G.R. The history of land settlement and development in the Bolgart District. [No date] Thesis by G.R. Kemp in the State Library of Western Australia.
Rica Erickson. Oral history interview; interviewed by Erica Harvey. 1991-1992; OH2626, State Library of Western Australia; pp. 83, 158.