This Day in History: 1967-06-17

The new Toodyay Police Station, Court House and Lockup, on Stirling Terrace, was officially jointly opened by J.F. Craig M.L.A., Minister of Police, and A.F. Griffiths M.L.C.,  Minister for Justice. Dallas E. Ludemann, President of the Toodyay Shire Council, hosted the proceedings. The modern red brick buildings were designed by Messrs. Peter Grigg and Wood of Perth for the Public Works Dept. and built by R.E. Turner & Co. of Perth. A three-bedroom residence had also been constructed for the officer-in-charge (Constable A. Kennedy), with project costing over $60,000. The Toodyay C.W.A. catered for the afternoon tea held in the Toodyay Memorial Hall.

Central districts herald-tribune, 15 June 1967, pp. 1, 16; 22 June 1967, pp. 1 (photo), 2.