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Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Corrigin Town Hall

- The Corrigin Town Hall was built during 1928 to be completed in time to celebrate the centenary of the foundation of Western Australia in 1929.

- The hall was a result of considerable community and Roads Board effort and was the subject of controversy, as a lot of people were against it. The Corrigin Town Hall was opened on 29 March 1929, by James Adams, the Chairman of the Corrigin Roads Board, and CP Wansborough MP.

- The Corrigin Amateur Dramatic Society was founded in July 1929, and in November that year the Narrogin Operatic and Dramatic Society performed the Geisha at the Town Hall.

- The Hall was the venue of community and celebratory activities which included numerous balls; balls during the war, the annual Show Ball, the Victory Ball and Debutant balls.

- The Town Hall and Corrigin Road Board Office (1923) were designed by renowned architect Percy W. Harrison, who was a foundation member of the West Australian Institute of Architects.

- It has been the venue for the annual ANZAC Day celebrations since 1930 and in the 1940s and 1950s, also served as a court room and infant health clinic.

- Today, the hall continues to be used for community celebrations and for badminton competitions.

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