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Port Augusta Town Hall: official opening
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Source : The Port Augusta Town Hall, official opening : programme ... together with a brief history of Port Augusta Town Hall
Place Of Creation : [Port Augusta, S.Aust.]
Publisher : Town of Port Augusta
Date of creation : [1946?]
Additional Creator : Port Augusta (S. Aust.). Corporation
Format : Book
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Port Augusta's first town hall was erected in 1886-1887. However in 1944 the main hall was destroyed by fire. Fortunately the facade of the building survived and was incorporated when the town hall was rebuilt and reopened in 1946.

The original town hall was constructed of brownstone sourced from Quorn, and decorated with Ionic columns and pediment gables either side of a square tower which housed the town clock. This had been presented by JW Martin of Adelaide in 1881 some years prior to the town hall being built.

The town hall became redundant when the Port Augusta Civic Centre was built in 1982.

The town hall is listed on the Register of the National Estate.

Related names :

Port Augusta (S. Aust)

Coverage year : 1946
Period : 1946-1979
Place : Port Augusta
Region : Flinders Ranges and Far North - Outback
Further reading :

Anderson, R. J. Solid town: the history of Port Augusta [Port Augusta, S. Aust.]: R.J. Anderson, 1988

Branson, V. M. Port Augusta sketchbook, Adelaide: Rigby, 1977

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