From Muhammad Ali to Wandoo woodlands


By Ieva Tomsons

OCCASIONAL Toodyay Herald acting editor Roger Simms (right) was appointed news editor of The West Australian in 1984, a senior job that came with a company car that provided weekend transport to a newly purchased Julimar bush block and childhood memories of the Avon Valley.

“The smell of the Avon Valley can sweep me across a seven-decade divide as soon as I drive through the front gate,” he said.