Mt Colliery, 12 September 2021

Mt. Colliery QCWA Hall, QLD, Githabul Country

The Mt. Colliery QCWA Hall stands on Githabul Country. 

The Hall was built in 1918, and run by a Trust of local residents in the mining village of Mt Colliery. It was the social hub for coal miners, timber getters, farming and community families. It had a library,   picture theatre, stage for theatre productions, card evening and  dances.  There was never a pub in Mt. Colliery and locals will tell you the miners would walk four kilometres to Tannymorel, which had three pubs, to have a beer or two and by the time they walked home they were sober!   

In 1949, the Mt. Colliery branch of the Country Women’s Association was formed by Mrs. Bridget Roach (MBE).  Over the years, the hall has been under threat of closure and in 2016, following a public meeting, a new CWA committee was formed. Since then, the Hall has become the social hub of the community with ‘Jumpers and Jazz’ in July, arts and craft day, Community Christmas function, workshops, private functions and now, the Festival of Small Halls.   

The Mt Colliery committee are very proud of their 100-year-old timber hall with its original stage, flooring and structure who hope to keep this building available for the community in the years to come.   

Festival of Small Halls returns to Mt Colliery on Sunday, 12 September 2021 with with Paddy McHugh (AUS) and Sue Ray (AUS). 

Food and drinks will be available at the Hall for purchase.

Fern Brothers will open the show!  

Twin brothers James and Thomas Fern spent most of their lives on the Gold Coast before heading to Warwick to finish high school. They are now both at University of Queensland, but are still regularly gigging in Brisbane and beyond. In fact, at the age of 20 they have done around 350 gigs including cafes, licensed venues, private functions, weddings and even as one of the support acts for Ash Grunwald at the Australia day concert in Warwick last year. 

Their voices were developed during their time with the Gold Coast choir but their harmonies have always come very naturally; it’s a twin thing. They performed with the choir at Opera in the Park and Movie World’s white Christmas event. They play a range of music from the 1960s to now and are big fans of the melodic harmonies of the past. Their repertoire includes everything from Simon and Garfunkel, the Everley Brothers, and Queen through to Ed Sheeran and everything in between. You can have a listen to them on their website https://fernbrothers.com/free-songs/ and follow them on https://www.facebook.com/fernbros/. 

Tickets are priced at  

Full Admission – $20 

Child Admission (ages 17 and under) – Free  

Click here to purchase tickets. 

Doors Open 6:30pm

Show Starts 7:00pm.  

The Tannymorel Rural Fire Brigade will be hosting a fire awareness talk outside the Hall at 5.30pm.

The Mt. Colliery QCWA Hall has accessible entry. 

This show is supported by the Queensland Government and the Australian Government under the Commonwealth/State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements 2018.  

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. 

Please do your bit to protect others and keep your community safe. 

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