ALBUM PAGE - EARLY VIEWS OF TOODYAY1917 - 1918
Page from a larger album, dark green card with 6 photos (3 each side). Photos captioned, later pen addition at top "Approx 1917"
a) rail line (original)
b) Newcastle Bridge (original), showing Monger's Store in the background
c) M. Lukin's residence
d) child in backyard "View of our estate Aug 1918"
e) boy in garden besides house "[unknown] - A great worker & helper at school"
f) 6 boys on top of each other in backyard "stacks on the mill".
The photos are in moderate condition, showing some fading, curling and folding at the corners. The mount card is also torn and frayed.
It is unknown who originally owned these photos or how they came to be grouped together in the Museum Workshop.
In terms of intellectual property, it is assumed that they were taken with the intent of recording the early landscape of Toodyay. It is therefore assumed that these photos are intended to be kept for research or display.
The value of the item considered for accession lies in its research value as a visual record of early Toodyay, including several buildings and structures that no longer exist.
The current MOSAIC database does have images that may include several of these buildings in the background however it is not believed that these specific images are duplicated in the system. The item is therefore a useful reference for Toodyays physical development and would make a good addition to any future displays on the history of the Town.
Other items from Shire of Toodyay
- SYRED'S COTTAGE NEGATIVES
- JAMES DRUMMOND JNR NEGATIVE
- CHARLOTTE DAVIS MEMORIAL
- LAND TRANSFER DOCUMENTS
- TOODYAY HOSPITAL DISCHARGE NOTE 1921
- TOODYAY FOOTBALL CLUB NEWSPAPER CLIPPING
- ABORIGINAL MAN RIDING CAMEL
- POETRY BY T J STRAHAN, HANDWRITTEN
- WATER RATES NOTICE AND ENVELOPE, 1945
- CONFERENCE TICKET 1860
- MOURNING CARD; S DODD 1861
- WWII IDENTITY CARD