PARISH HALL, QLD, YIRENDALI COUNTRY
The Hughenden Parish Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Yirendali people.
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 these two famed explorers’ encounter with this region. The first European settlement was on Hughenden Station by Ernest Henry in 1863, so named due to the Tudor Manor house of his grandfather in Buckinghamshire, England. Hughenden Station was sold in 1865 to Ernest Henry’s cousin, Robert Gray, for 4,999 pounds. The establishment of the Hughenden township took place in 1876, and this was officially marked – of course – by the building of a hotel.
Opened in 1985, the Hughenden Parish Hall has served many purposes in its life, including being home to a branch of St Vincent De Paul for many years. It’s also often referred to as the Disco Hall, due to once being the place to be for the community’s youth. Many dance moves were learned in this hall, and many memories were made.
Festival of Small Halls rolls into Hughenden on Thursday, 21 October, 2021 with Darren Hanlon and Kelly Brouhaha.
Tickets are priced at
Full Admission – $20
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Doors Open 6:30PM
Show Starts 7:00PM
Hughenden Parish Hall is wheelchair accessible and has accessible toilet facilities.
Festival of Small Halls events take place in venues operating under an approved Queensland Health Covid Safe Event Checklist, and has stringent Workplace Health and Safety requirements for all travelling artists and crew. Under the terms and conditions of all events, you must not attend if you have any symptoms of Covid-19.
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