This Day in History: 1974-02-14

The Governor approved of the publication Rica Erickson’s forthcoming book Old Toodyay and Newcastle to be declared a work for which money ($7,000) may be borrowed by the Toodyay Shire Council. Under the Local Government Act this ‘work’ would usually refer to a permanent physical object such as a road, building or piece of machinery and it is believed that this was the first time a book was approved as a ‘work’. 2,500 copies were to be printed.

WA government gazette, 22 Feb. 1974, p.577; 7 Mar. 1974, p.776.
Toodyay Shire Council minutes, 18 Dec. 1973; 18 Feb. 1974; 22 April 1974.
Rica Erickson website (State Library of Western Australia) (viewed 17 June 2021):