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Toodyay

Toodyay is one of the oldest inland towns in Western Australia and is set in the picturesque Avon Valley east of Perth. Much of the town's heritage has been preserved and it is a popular tourist destination. This album contains scenic views of the Avon Valley from Pecan Hill, Heritage Buildings and views of the town, Newcastle Park in the heart of Toodyay with a colourful display of local wildflowers, and experience the AvonLink commuter train on the return journey.

Date(s): October 2008. Album by gladysclancy. Photos by Gladys. 1 - 77 of 77 Total. 10109 Visits.
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Avon Valley View 1
From Pecan Hill Restaurant.

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Avon Valley View 2
From Pecan Hill Restaurant.

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Avon Valley View 3
From Pecan Hill Restaurant.

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Avon Valley View 4
From Pecan Hill Restaurant.

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Avon Valley View 5
From Pecan Hill Restaurant.

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Avon Valley View 6
From Pecan Hill Restaurant.

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Avon Valley View 7
From Pecan Hill Restaurant.

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Avon Valley View 8
Vineyard and orchard in foreground.

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Avon Valley View 9
Showing Railway Line and Lavender Field.

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Lavender in Garden at Pecan Hill

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Pecan Tree
Pecans are deciduous trees, shedding leaves in winter with new buds appearing in spring.

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Spring Buds on Pecan Tree

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Bee on Statice Flowers
Decorative paper textured flowers excellent for dried floral arrangements and borders.

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Avon Valley from Lookout Tower

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View from Lookout Tower

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View from Lookout Tower

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Statice
Decorative paper textured flowers excellent for dried floral arrangements and borders.

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Colourful Bark on Eucalypt Tree

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Connors Mill at Toodyay
Built in 1870 to grind locally grown wheat.

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Stone Grinder
Stone grinder, the technology in use when the mill was first operational in 1870.

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Steam Engine in Connors Mill
This three-storey working flour mill uses 19th century steam-powered machinery.

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Connors Mill
Built in 1870 to grind the locally grown wheat the mill has been converted into a three level tourist centre and gallery.

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Connors Cottage
Home of Daniel Connor, a convict expiree who built Connors Mill.

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Freemasons Hotel
The Heritage Listed Freemasons Hotel is well maintained. The original single storey hotel of 1861 is incorporated in present structure and upper floor added in 1891.

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Toodyay Post Office
The two storey brick and iron building with the postmaster's residence on the first floor is a good example of the public buildings of the period and is a focal point on Stirling Terrace. Renovated during 1975.

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Toodyay Memorial Hall
The Toodyay Memorial Hall is a magnificent heritage building that has been restored and refurbished to enable the hosting of functions and conferences in a unique and appealing setting.

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The Victoria Hotel
This Heritage Listed Hotel was built in 1888.

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The Victoria Hotel
Verandah has been removed and is currently undergoing renovations.

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Billiard Saloon
This 1890's Billiard Saloon which had two small shops at the front, was incorporated into The Victoria Hotel as a lounge.

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Wall Lamp
Heritage Listed Billiard Saloon at Toodyay.

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Toodyay Visitors Centre

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Historic Home of WG Leeder
This Historic Home built c1870 for Mr WG Leeder is now used as a Dental Clinic.

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Historic Home of WG Leeder
Built c1870 for Mr WG Leeder, purchased by Sisters of Mercy 1884, used as a Catholic School until 1902. Originally shingle-roofed.

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Letter Box at Historic Home

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Wisteria

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Wisteria

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Chrysler Royal Sedan

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Local Bank and Shop
A well-maintained heritage building with very tall chimneys.

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Toodyay Public Library
Toodyay Public Library building dates back to 1874.

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Street Scene at Toodyay

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Street Scene at Toodyay

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Newcastle Park at Toodyay

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Newcastle Park

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Lavender at Newcastle Park

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Lilac Hibiscus (Alyogyne huegelii)

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Charlotte Davis Memorial
Given to the people of Toodyay by the Descendants of Charlotte Davis, a passenger on the Parmelia and claimed to be the first Female to set foot on the Swan River Settlement in 1829.

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Charlotte Davis Memorial
Commemorating Davis Descendancy 1829-1979.

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Eremophila at Newcastle Park

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Eremophila

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Eremophila

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Eremophila

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Red Pokers (Hakea bucculenta)

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Red Pokers (Hakea bucculenta)

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Red Pokers (Hakea bucculenta)

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Pink Spike Hakea (Hakea coriacea)

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Pink Spike Hakea (Hakea coriacea)

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Footbridge over the Avon River

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Footbridge Railing

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Vegetation on Avon River Bank

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Vegetation on Avon River Bank

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Verticordia

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Flowering Eucalypt

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Flowering Eucalypt

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Toodyay Railway Station

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Station from raised Platform

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Railway Line to Perth

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Waiting for the Train

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Here comes the Train!
The first AvonLink left Northam at 6.55am on 24 September 1995 and was the State's first dedicated long-distance commuter train. The new $12 million AvonLink train made its maiden trip from Northam to Perth on 1 August 2005.

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The AvonLink at Toodyay Station
Services operate twice daily, Monday to Friday between Midland, Toodyay and Northam.
The MerredinLink operates from the East Perth Rail Terminal through to Merredin on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.


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AvonLink pulling into Platform

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AvonLink Railcar

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Inside AvonLink Railcar
The AvonLink provides one of the most comfortable commuter train rides in Australia with air conditioning throughout, cloth seats with footrests (and some with power outlets for laptop computers), and background music.

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AvonLink Railcar Interior

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AvonLink at Midland Station
Leaving the train at Midland Station after a comfortable and scenic journey through the Avon Valley.

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AvonLink at Midland Railway Station
Leaving the train at Midland Station to continue the journey home by bus after an enjoyable day out.

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Avon Valley Panorama 1 from Pecan Hill

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Avon Valley Panorama 2 from Pecan Hill

 
   
 
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