Bundanoon Soldiers' Memorial Hall
Bundanoon Soldiers’ Memorial Hall
Like most small Australian villages, Bundanoon sent many young men off to the Great War 1914-1918; some did not return. In 1932 the Bundanoon Sub-Branch of the RSL was formed and proceeded to push for a fitting memorial to the fallen. Land on the corner of Railway Avenue and Church Street was cleared by volunteers, and the foundation stone for the Soldiers’ Memorial Hall was laid in October 1934. On 22nd February 1935, a Grand Ball was held to officially open the Hall and unveil the Honour Rolls on the walls either side of the stage.
The Hall was built in the Art Deco style of the 1930s, and is much admired today because of the lovely architecture of the entrance and internal decorative features. When the foyer area was constructed in the early 2000s, the ticket office and entrance doors were designed by local furniture craftsmen, Reid Brothers, to complement the Art Deco style of the original building.
One ongoing use of the Hall since it was built has been the presentation of concerts of all types. Visiting artists and local audiences all appreciate the wonderful acoustics. Since July 2016, the Bundanoon Community Association has been the proud owner of a Yamaha grand piano, replacing the older Kawai grand piano,which means we now attract some of the finest pianists in Australia to perform in ‘our Hall’ as part of the Arts Bundanoon program.
Over the years, however, the Hall has been used by the community for many other public and private events: photos here show some of the various uses, including markets, theatre productions, debutante balls, meetings, weddings, funerals, parties, dinners.
Seating is available for 200 in theatre style or 120 around tables seating eight people in comfort.
The smaller Supper Room may also be hired for meetings. It seats 30-40.
There is a commercial grade kitchen and all catering crockery/glassware/cutlery/etc may be hired as well.
[Photographs from the archives of the Bundanoon History Group]
Bookings – Email
The Hall is available for hire by the public. For information or enquiries about hiring the Hall and for the current rates, please contact the Hall Booking Officer. By email:
Bookings – Post
The Hall is available for hire by the public. For information or enquiries about hiring the Hall and for the current rates, please contact the Hall Booking Officer. By Post:
Hall Booking Officer
PO Box 12
Bundanoon NSW 2578
BCA INC SECRETARY
Bundanoon Community Association PO Box 12 Bundanoon NSW 2578 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bundanoon Community Association PO Box 12 Bundanoon NSW 2578 Email: email@example.com
For current rates for hiring the Hall and other equipment, including pianos, please consult the Hall Bookings Manager at the above addresses.
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