The name Mudgeeraba was in use before the 1860s and while the precise meaning of the word is uncertain, a number of different meanings are recorded, including ‘Place of sticky soil’ and ‘Low lying ground’
The original hall, built from locally hewn timber, was erected in 1922 – 1923 by the community, to commemorate those who served in World War One and to perpetuate the memory of those who gave their lives.
It was designed by Percy Henman, built by William Brody and was the home of the Mudgeeraba District WW1 Honour Roll and the centre for community life – with dances, fetes, fundraising events and travelling picture shows.
Acclaimed as the largest hall on the south coast line it was tragically destroyed by fire on the 23rd April 1993.
The new hall, provided by the community, was rebuilt in a style reminiscent of the original hall and opened on the 23rd April 1995 to commemorate those who had served in the various conflicts in which Australia had been involved.
Mudgeeraba (MUH-ja-ra-bah) – with a population of approximately 13 700, is on the Gold Coast in south-east QLD, remaining suitably untouched by major development. It is a pretty township, sitting at the foot of the Gold Coast Hinterland, with its old world charm and evidence of earlier days.
There are delightful restaurants and cafes, B&B’s, historical museums and art / craft galleries in this lovely area, which eventually winds its way up to Springbrook National Park and neighbouring Mt Tamborine.
Join us in Mudgeeraba on Saturday, 28 November with women in docs and Karl S. Williams.
Doors open 6.30pm for a 7pm start.
There is disability access to the hall.
Tickets available here
Mudgeeraba Memorial Hall stands on land traditionally owned by the Wangerriburra People of the Yugambeh Tribe.
Please note, this event is operating in accordance with the Queensland Government COVID Safe Event Checklist. Numbers will be strictly limited.
You must not attend the event if you have COVID-19 symptoms – if you become unwell after purchasing a ticket please be reassured it can be refunded in full if you need to go and get tested. If you have a cough, fever, sore throat, fatigue, shortness of breath or fell unwell, please protect your community and stay home.
It is a condition of entry that physical distancing be observed.