This Day in History: 1996-01-26

The Australia Day celebrations were held at an evening barbecue in the Toodyay Showgrounds. Robert Pearce, the Chairman of the Australia Day Committee, presented the following awards: Citizen of the Year: James ‘Spot’ Watson; Junior Citizen of the Year: Brad Gale; Sportsperson of the Year: Alice Bailey; Junior Sportsperson of the Year: Travis Oldridge. The annual Shop Window Display Competition was won by the Wendouree Tea Rooms. The Australia Day celebrations were compered by Rick Rodgers. Entertainment was provided by the Toodyay Theatre Group.

Toodyay herald, Jan.-Feb. 1996, pp. 1, 10 (photo)-11.