Wowan, 30 October 2020

Wowan’s “Small Hall”, known as Wowan R.S.S.A.I.L.A Memorial Hall, was first erected to commemorate those who had served during World War One and World War Two and was officially dedicated on 29th of October, 1940. The celebration ball for the opening of the Hall saw one of the largest social gatherings the town has ever…

Guluguba, 31 October 2020

Give a big warm hello to Guluguba, a newcomer to this year’s tour! Festival of Small halls makes its inaugural trip this October to Gulugaba. We have been welcomed by the Wandoan Arts Council to visit this small but spirited locality in the Western Downs. Festival of Small Halls rolls into Downfall Creek Community Hall…

Mapleton, 1 November 2020

Mapleton Hall has a 104 year old history. It was designed and constructed by local community members in 1916, with the previous hall being lost to a bushfire in 1915. Mapleton was a farming district for citrus, pineapples and dairying. It also had a large timber industry, with a hardwood timber mill, three smaller timber…

Northam, 22 April 2020

The grand old Northam Town Hall was officially opened on the 21st April, 1898 marking an era of transformation for Northam from a scattered village to bustling township. The population was booming and economic prosperity was high as many men were passing through Northam, stocking up on supplies on their way to make their fortune in the goldfields. In declaring the Town Hall open, Mayor Charles R. Knight expressed “a hearty wish that…