toodyay_gold_coverToodyay Gold

compiled by Peter J Bridge and Angela Teague

ISBN 978-0-85905-443-0, (2008 New), A4, Soft Cover, 62pp, illustrated, 200 grams

$22.00*+ POST

Toodyay, one of the earliest settlements in Western Australia, dating from the 1830s, and the scene of many interesting incidents, showed that after a century of occupation it had more secrets to reveal, when in 1931, early in the first Great Depression, Brown and party discovered payable gold in Yinniding Creek, eight miles south-west of the town. This is an example of resources expanding to fill the needs.

This systematic collection of items in chronological order shows how the finds supported a small community of diggers during the difficult years of high unemployment and minimal incomes.