History worth keeping

AS A relative newcomer to Toodyay (but not to the Wheatbelt) I am informing myself about the history of the Avon Valley.

Currently I’m reading Old Toodyay and Newcastle by Rica Erickson and Toodyay – The Good Old Days by Wally Chitty.

Each a terrific read (recommended), although with different timeframes and perspectives.

It has made me realise how fragile the colony was at times and the tenacity needed to settle and develop the Avon Valley region.

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Frank Farmer