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Triple Celebration at Toodyay

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Toodyay had a triple celebration last month with the relaunch of the Shire Library, Connor’s Mill and Newcastle Gaol.

The Minister of Moore attended the functions to officially launch the buildings, which have undergone unique transformations for the benefit of community members and visitors to the Town.

Changes –

  • Toodyay Public Library: RFID checkout technology, increased Internet facilities, plasma displays and interior enchancements
  • Connor’s Mill: Upper floor opened, new displays featuring Agriculture theme, external lighting to enhance night beauty
  • Newcastle Gaol: Elimination of dampness on walls, historic work equipment installed outside of building, upgraded displays and new temporary exhibition area

Also worth noting is the return of the “Crime and Punishment” – one of Newcastle Gaol’s well-known exhibitions. It features the chance to become convicts for a day – experience rules, mock punishments and wear convict uniform of the 1850s. The exhibition focuses on the life of convicts in the Shire, as well as some of Toodyay’s notorious criminals. A great experience for students. The exhibition will run from 15 April to 15 June 2010. Call the Gaol for details at 9574 2435.

Be sure to check them out if you’re in the area.

Toodyay Public Library – 96 Stirling Terrace
Connor’s Mill – corner Stirling Terrace and Harper Road
Newcastle Gaol – Clinton Street

Information and pictures published here is with courtesy of the Shire of Toodyay.