Stirling Terrace, Toodyay – Wikipedia

Street in Toodyay, Western Australia

Stirling Terrace is the main street of Toodyay, Western Australia, originally called New Road until 1905.

Route description[edit]

From the intersection of Toodyay Road and Goomalling Toodyay Road, Stirling Terrace travels north-west through the town for 1.3 kilometres (0.81 mi), to the west of the Avon River. At the street’s north-western end, through-traffic can continue north via Telegraph Road and Bindi Bindi–Toodyay Road to Bindi Bindi, or west via Harper Road and Julimar Road to Chittering.[1]


A considerable number of heritage properties are found on the terrace.[2][3][4]
The historic frontage of residences, shops and other buildings along Stirling Terrace is collectively termed the Stirling Terrace Streetscape Group.[5]
The State Register of Heritage Buildings includes Connor’s Mill, Toodyay Public Library (built 1874), the old Toodyay Post Office (designed by George Temple-Poole and built 1897) and the old Toodyay Fire Station (designed by Ken Duncan, built 1938).[6] Buildings listed on the Australian Heritage Database include Freemasons Hotel (built 1861),[7] the Victoria Hotel (late 1890s),[8]Robert Urwin’s Drapery,[9] and St Stephens Anglican Church.[10]

A number of other buildings are along the road:


The name Stirling Terrace was adopted at a Newcastle Municipal Council meeting in May 1905. Following discussion of a motion to rename the town’s main road, two names were voted on: Bedford Terrace, after Governor Bedford, and Stirling Terrace, after the former Governor Stirling. The votes were split 3–3, so Mayor Henry Davey cast the deciding vote for Stirling Terrace. The change in name was officially made on 3 May 1911.[11]

In 2009 the upgrading from federal and state funding was completed.[12]

The northern end of the street, in the vicinity of the Avon Bridge, is a popular walking spot for tourists.[13]

See also[edit]

Route map:

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  1. ^ a b Google (12 January 2014). “Stirling Terrace, Toodyay” (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 12 January 2014.
  2. ^ “Untitled”. Sunday Times (Perth, WA : 1902 – 1954). Perth, WA: National Library of Australia. 13 April 1913. p. 11 Section: First Section. Retrieved 13 January 2014.
  3. ^ Woldendorp, Richard, 1927-; HRRC (1992), Aerial view of buildings in Stirling Terrace, Toodyay [picture], retrieved 13 January 2014{{citation}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  4. ^ “Attractive Toodyay”. Western Mail (Perth, WA : 1885 – 1954). Perth, WA: National Library of Australia. 28 July 1938. p. 2 Supplement: Regular Supplement – ‘Pictorial section’. Retrieved 13 January 2014. Stirling Terrace lower left hand side
  5. ^ “Heritage Council of Western Australia – Stirling Terrace Streetscape Group”. Archived from the original on 12 March 2012. Retrieved 16 May 2009.
  6. ^ “Shire of Toodyay Heritage and Tourism – Connor’s Mill”. Archived from the original on 30 May 2009. Retrieved 16 May 2009.
  7. ^ “Freemasons Hotel (Place ID 9989)”. Australian Heritage Database. Australian Government. Retrieved 14 September 2009.
  8. ^ “Victoria Hotel (Place ID 9992)”. Australian Heritage Database. Australian Government. Retrieved 14 September 2009.
  9. ^ “Old Unwins Store (Place ID 9990)”. Australian Heritage Database. Australian Government. Retrieved 14 September 2009.
  10. ^ “St Stephens Anglican Church (Place ID 10003)”. Australian Heritage Database. Australian Government. Retrieved 23 March 2014.
  11. ^ Frayne, Beth (2010). The Long Chronology of Toodyay: Events in Toodyay’s history: Part 2, 1901–1950 (First ed.). Toodyay, Western Australia: Toodyay Historical Society. p. 10. ISBN 978-0-9806517-1-3.
  12. ^ [1] 21 September 2009 $3.2 Million Stirling Terrace Upgrade Now Complete
  13. ^ Wilson, M (May 2012). “Shire Of Toodyay Heritage Master Plan”. Shire of Toodyay. p. ii. Retrieved 12 January 2014.