Welcome to Mt Benson – Population 111, hosting its first Small Halls event at the Mt Benson Hall in 2020
The Mt Benson Hall is located on the highway between Robe and Kingston in the lower south east region of South Australia.
The hall, built of local stone by stone mason Doug Holme and assisted by volunteers, is owned and managed by the Mt Benson community.
George Nunan laid the foundation stone and the building was completed in 1920. Soon after the hall building was completed it was leased by the Education Department with formal lessons commencing in early 1921. The school relocated in 1942.
The Hall has played a fundamental role in community life. It is a central hub which draws the community together. Over recent times many improvements have been made to the original hall.
Fond and fun childhood memories are still talked about when the community come together.
2020 is the Hall Centenary and the Festival of Small Halls event launches a celebration calendar of events for the community.
Festival of Small Halls rolls into Mount Benson on Thursday, 12 March 2020 with critically-acclaimed Scottish ensemble The Paul McKenna Band and emerging Australian singer-songwriter Alana Wilkinson.
Mount Benson Hall stands on lands traditionally owned by the Mootatunga people.
Tickets available online here
Doors Open at 6.30pm for a 7pm start