Explorers William Landsborough and Frederick Walker were the first European explorers to lay their eyes on the vast open grassland downs to the south and the harsh basalt country north of Hughenden. A blazed historical coolabah tree stands proud as a testimony to the discovery of this region by these two famous explorers. First settlement was on Hughenden Station by Ernest Henry in 1863, so named from the Tudor Manor house of his grandfather in Buckinghamshire, England. Hughenden Station was later sold to Ernest Henry’s cousin Robert Gray in 1865 for £4,999. The establishment of the Hughenden township took place in 1876 and this was officially marked by of course a hotel being built.
Opened in 1985, our hall has served many purposes in its life including being home to St Vincent De Paul for many years and is often referred to as the Disco Hall due to once being the place to be each Friday night for the youth in the community. Many dance moves where learnt in this hall and many memories made. Nowadays, the hall sees a different type of physical activity each week, with fitness classes being held three times per week in the hall.
Parish Hall stands on land traditionally owned by the Yirendali People
Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7pm start
Tickets available online here