Looking Back

With Molly

Molly Smith

Society Life Member and respected historian Molly Smith has written numerous articles on local history including these "Looking Back with Molly" articles published in the Walpole Weekly 2014-2021.


Molly came to the district as a young bride in 1954 and has shared many of her experiences in her writings including her book "The Cows and Me" (with illustrations by Peg Vickers) first published in 1985.
She has always been active in the community and has been the official Walpole and District correspondent with the Albany Advertiser and ABC Rural Radio. Her writings are abundant including in the Society’s collections and website. In addition, many inscriptions and other recordings of history around the district have been written by Molly.
Molly is a strong, competent and respected recorder of local history and the Society is proud to have her as a member and to make these articles available for visitors to this website. Enjoy!
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2014-06-11 A Captain's Last Voyage: how Mandalay got its name     Tap for article
2014-09-10 The Railway Comes to Nornalup     Tap for article
2014-12-17 Cow at Peaceful Bay    Tap for article
2015-06-10 WA's 200th Library     Tap for article
2015-09-30 Golden Jubilee     Tap for article
2015-12-02 Walpole Yacht Club (1)     Tap for article
2015-12-23 Christmas (1)     Tap for article
2016-01-27 Wilderness Block ( Nuyts Wilderness)     Tap for article
2016-02-24 Walpole Yacht Club (2)     Tap for article
2016-04-27 Tourist Centre     Tap for article
2016-05-25 BTH (Bow Bridge, Tingledale and Hazelvale) Ladies Club     Tap for article
2016-07-20 Peaceful Bay     Tap for article
2016-08-24 Sawmill fire     Tap for article
2016-10-05 Engines     Tap for article
2016-11-16 Shingle Hut at Bow Bridge     Tap for article
2016-12-14 Corner Store: Bow Bridge Roadhouse     Tap for article
2017-02-15 In the beginning (1)     Tap for article
2017-05-03 Mail and Cream     Tap for article
2017-05-31 Kent River     Tap for article
2017-06-17 George Kingston     Tap for article
2017-08-16 River of Giants     Tap for article
2017-09-27 Snippetts     Tap for article
2017-11-01 Thurbly Herb Farm     Tap for article
2017-12-06 Christmas (2)     Tap for article
2018-02-14 Schools: Walpole 1, 2 & 3     Tap for article
2018-03-21 More about Schools: 1, 2 & 3; Hazelvale, Tingledale & Kentdale     Tap for article
2018-05-30 Dairy changes: 1970's     Tap for article
2018-08-15 Rest Point     Tap for article
2018-09-19 Tinglewood fire: October 1978     Tap for article
2018-10-31 Thompsons     Tap for article
2018-12-12 Bellangers     Tap for article
2019-02-27 Saw family     Tap for article
2019-03-27 Boxhall Tree     Tap for article
2019-05-08 Pioneeer Park     Tap for article
2019-06-19 Sister Jane Anderson: Mission House Hazelvale     Tap for article
2019-08-14 Sister Jane Anderson continued: Cottage Hospital Nornalup     Tap for article
2019-09-18 Noisy Scrub Bird     Tap for article
2019-10-23 Dr Burnside     Tap for article
2019-12-12 Sister Shotter     Tap for article
2020-02-23 Blessing of the Fleet     Tap for article
2020-03-11 Walpole Yacht Club (3)     Tap for article
2020-05-06 Country Club     Tap for article
2020-06-24 Craft Group     Tap for article
2020-08-05 In the beginning (2)     Tap for article
2020-10-07 Charlie Galos (Bow Bridge sawmill)     Tap for article
2020-10-28 The Galos Story     Tap for article
2021-02-10 Kerosone Fridge     Tap for article
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