Flyer for opening of Dayboro Public Hall

Flyer for opening of Dayboro Public Hall

Flyer for opening of Dayboro Public Hall

12th November is the 80th anniversary of the opening of the “new” hall.  The lower dance floor section of the hall was built in 1908 as the Orange Hall.  The Loyal Orange Lodge sold the hall to the “citizens of Dayboro” in October 1936 for £200 [$400].   A Hall committee was formed, funds were raised, and plans prepared for alterations and additions to be made.  The Courier Mail 13th November 1937 recorded: “NEW DAYBORO HALL OPENED – Dayboro Friday: The Dayboro Public Hall and School of Arts was officially opened tonight by the Leader of the Opposition (Mr. Maher), who congratulated the committee and residents on possessing a hall which compared favourably with halls in larger towns.  The building cost £950…”  

A crows ash dance floor, an insulated auditorium and indirect lighting were some of the features of the new hall.  One blackbutt log, 14ft [4.27m] long and with a girth of 185in [4699mm], felled by Mr. J.M. Hewitt at Ocean View, supplied the whole of the weatherboards necessary for the additions.

The hall was taken over by Pine Rivers Shire Council during the 1980s and became known as the Dayboro Community Hall.  It is now run by a local Hall Management Committee.