Toodyay valley is an older term for the section of the Avon River valley in Western Australia, where the town of Toodyay, and its original site ("Old Toodyay", now West Toodyay) are located.
The "Toodyay valley" name has been used to refer to the full stretch of the valley as a potential agricultural zone,for co-operative ventures.
The term was in use earlier in agricultural co-operative venturesas well as anecdotal histories of local inhabitants.
By the late 1920s and 1930s there was also usage of "Avon Valley" as much as "Toodyay valley" for the areas surrounding Toodyay.
The term used in the late twentieth century was "Avon Valley" to include the towns of York, Northam and Toodyay.
Originally "Old Toodyay" or "West Toodyay" was the western end of the valley, with the eastern limits of Newcastle (as Toodyay was originally known) marking the eastern end of the valley.
The river and Eastern Railway enter the valley from the east, and move through to the west towards the Avon Valley National Park.
Current limits can also be defined by the road junctions, such as the southern side of the valley with the Toodyay Road going west towards Perth, and the Northam-Toodyay Road following the river eastward.
The Avon River is a river in Western Australia. A tributary of the Swan River, the Avon flows 240 kilometres (150 mi) from source to mouth, with a catchment area of 125,000 square kilometres (48,000 sq mi).
Northam is a town in the Australian state of Western Australia, situated at the confluence of the Avon and Mortlock Rivers, about 97 kilometres (60 mi) east-northeast of Perth in the Avon Valley. At the 2016 census, Northam had a population of 6,548. Northam is the largest town in the Avon region. It is also the largest inland town in the state not founded on mining.
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West Toodyay was the original location of the town of Toodyay, Western Australia. It is situated in the Toodyay valley, 85 kilometres (53 mi) north east of Perth. The Toodyay valley, discovered by Ensign Robert Dale in 1831, was opened up for settlement in 1836. The original site for the town of Toodyay was determined in 1836 and its boundaries were finalized 1838. The first survey of the town was carried out in 1849. After several serious floods, the decision was made to move the town of Toodyay to higher ground. In 1860, the new town of Newcastle was established 3 miles (4.8 km) further upstream. Newcastle was renamed in 1910 to Toodyay, and the original site became known as West Toodyay.
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