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OLD RESIDENCY TOODYAY

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Overview

a) b/w photo-reproduction of Magistrate's House on Anzac Avenue, Toodyay (aka Doctor's Residence, Old Residency). Shows long brick structure with wrap-around verandah and gable roof. 2 chimmneys and sihouette of child towards rhs. Various historical notes on back.
The photo is of moderate quality and is in excellent condition.
b) Handwritten note to museum curator from Joan O'Reilly in 1999 on house, advising of various people around town who might remember the building

Historical information

The building was destroyed in 1963 as part of roadworks associated with the construction of the Standard gauge Railway Line, and the majority of the site lies under the newly created Anzac Avenue.

Details

Details

Registration number
cwa-org-37-2012.70a,b
Material
Width
150 mm
Height or length
100 mm
Contextual Information

When construction of the dual gauge Eastern Railway through the Avon Velley reached Toodyay in the mid 1960s, the alignment of the railway line through the township changed.
To accommodate this a number of older buildings, including this one, had to be demolished.
Toodyay was provided with a station on the new alignment and it opened on 14 February 1966.

Statement of significance

The value of the item considered for accession lies in its research value as a visual record of the development of Newcastle, especially as the building is no longer extant.

Primary significance criteria
Historic significance
Scientific or research significance
Shire of Toodyay

Shire of Toodyay

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