Hughenden, 13 November 2019

Hughenden locals, gather your friends and round-up the family; there’s something special going down at the Parish Hall on 13 November.  Travellers seasoned and new, pull into Hughenden, rest your eyes and treat your ears to a night of music. New friends and lifelong memories await!

Doors open at 6:30pm for a 7pm start – see you there!

Festival of Small Halls hasn’t visited Hughenden before so, we’re incredibly excited to meet the locals, welcome in some travellers and unite under the roof of the Parish Hall. Below is a collection of photos from our shows over the years. Each and every community holds a special place in our hearts.

Festival of Small Halls Hughenden will be opened by local act Kayleigh Wilkinson.

Food and drink will be available for sale at the performance. 

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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.

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