Toodyay Historical Society

The Toodyay Historical Society started originally in Toodyay as the Toodyay Society in 1980 in conjunction with the Toodyay Tourist Centre. The first AGM was held at the CWA hall on Stirling Terrace in April 1981. The society had annual "Craft in Action" days, "Newcastle Balls", and the preservation of Donegan's Cottage. In 1992 the Society became affiliated with the Royal Western Australian Historical Society. In 1994 the Toodyay Society became the Toodyay Historical Society and Rica Erickson became patron. As well as its own newsletter Duidgeeana, the society has also published a chronology of Toodyay, entitled The Long Toodyay Chronology: events in Toodyay's history and a commemorative booklet on its own history.

The Toodyay Historical Society, established in 1980, is a knowledgeable, friendly and active organisation within the town.

Members meet monthly and also hold regular activities including excursions, dinners and lectures.

The Society has a substantial library of publications relating to Toodyay and a growing collection of historical photographs. Members have produced a significant body of oral histories and a number of small publications relating to aspects of the town's history. 

Experienced members provide assistance to researchers, Toodyay businesses and local organisations in their historical research. 

Drummond House

Open 10am-12 noon Saturdays for book sales, general information & submitting enquiries.  

Donegan's Cottage Research Centre 

(Generally open Thursdays 1-3pm. Call to check if travelling)

Toodyay Showgrounds 

Toodyay West Rd, Toodyay WA 6566

Open Thursdays 1-3pm