Rheola Hall Is Turning 100
We welcome you all to join us for an afternoon tea to help celebrate this monumental milestone in the local history.
The day will be celebrated with the presentation of the official 100 years plaque and certificates to the current committee members, in acknowledgement of their contribution to the local comunity.
We will be celebrating this day on: Sunday 26th February, starting at 2pm for the offical ceremony followed by afternoon tea.
Everyone is welcome to attend.
Rheola Hall & Pioneers Memoral Park
A concert and ball was held to celebrate the opening of Rheola Hall on 13th of December 1916.
In the following year new lighting was installed in the Hall.
1919 and additional room was built at the back of the hall and in 1921 tennis courts were built on the hall grounds. 1936 the supper room was extended.
January 1958 a ball was held at the Hall to celebrate the supply of power to Rheola from the State Electricity Commision.
The Mechanics' Institute building was dismanted during March 1920, some material was used for the Hall ante-room.
Memorial Gate located at the front of the Hall with granite post and lintel. Design includes rising sun badge and words "Lest We Forget 1914-1918, 1939-1945". Work and Design carried out by George Ferries of Castlemaine.
Information from "History of Rheola" by Ronald Leslie Carless
Location of the yearly Charity Carnival
Opening Night write up: http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/129679304
Mr Achilles Gray, Memeber for Avoca was at the opening
Rheola Recreation Reserve move to new location. http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/189370074
Rheola Public Hall Turning 100 - 1916 to 2016
26th of February 2017 celebrated the for the 100 years of Rheola Public Hall
Councilor Geoff Curnow, Margaret Allan (DELWP Regional Director) and Louise Staley (Parliamentary Member for Ripon) provided speechs and a plaque celebrating the 100 years was unveiled.
Rheola Hall Back (2014)
Inside the Rheola Hall (looking towards stage. 2015)
Inside Rheola Hall (from stage looking towards front entrance, 2015)
Kitchen at Rheola Hall (2015)
Rheola Recreation Reserve, site of the Rheola Charity Carnival. Woodchops to the left, middle Footraces, Tractor Pull back right (2014)
From the Rheola Recreation Reserve looking towards the back of the Rheola Hall. Thanks to Dukeosaurs for the photo. (Oct 2015)
Front of Rheola Hall from a Drone. Thanks to 'Barefoot Perspective' for the photo. (2016)
Rheola Hall from a Drone. Thanks to 'Barefoot Perspective' for the photo. (2016)