This Day in History: 2004-08-27

2004 August 27-28: The Drummond Symposium: a review of the work of James Drummond, was held in the Toodyay Memorial Hall, under the auspices of the Toodyay Naturalists’ Club. The event celebrated the work of James Drummond, Western Australia’s first Government Naturalist and early Toodyay settler. It was organized in association with Kings Park and Botanic Garden, the WA Herbarium and Curtin University of Technology.  Over 170 people registered to attend. Papers were read in the Memorial Hall on the Friday. The Shire of Toodyay hosted the pre-dinner reception, which was followed by the Symposium dinner, catered by TNC members Frank Carr and Frank Turnbull. On the Saturday, attendees enjoyed a bus excursion following Drummond’s pathways to the Pelham Reserve Lookout, Morangup and Cobbler Pool Roads, and places in Majestic Heights and Old (West) Toodyay. The Symposium proceedings were published in 2005.

Sources:
Toodyay herald, Oct. 2004, p.43.
Symposium leaflet;
The Toodyay Naturalists’ Club: 40 years of observation and education.  TNC, 2010, pp. 84 (photos)-85.