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Black and white small photo of a crowd of men and women outside the entrance of the new Toodyay Public Library (in the former Mechanics' Institute and Road Board office).
Sign attached above the main entrance reads " Toodyay Public Library in association with The Library Board of WA March 19, 1959".
Assume it is the opening of the Library as women are formally dressed (hats and gloves).

Historical information

The Hon. Lindsay Thorn, M.L.A., Member for Toodyay, opened the new Toodyay Public Library in the former Board Room of the Road Board Chambers, in Stirling Terrace on March 19th, 1959.
On the same day the restored courthouse in Fiennes Street was also officially opened as the new Road Board Chambers by the Hon Lindsay Thorn, M.L.A.



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6.4000 cm
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Stamped on back: 372

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In 1926 the former Mechanics Institute building on Stirling Terrace was vested in the Toodyay Road Board. The following year it was renovated and became the new Toodyay Road Board offices. In 1947 the Toodyay Public Library commenced in the southern room of the building. In March 1959 the Road Board Offices moved to the restored courthouse allowing the Toodyay Public Library to further expand into the space vacated by the Road Board.

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Shire of Toodyay

Shire of Toodyay

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