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A plaque commemorates the centenary of the Tongala Public Hall which was opened in 1901. It also pays tribute to the Shire of Deakin architect and engineer A.E. Castles. 

The opening of the Tongala Public Hall took place on Tuesday night. The concert room was nicely draped in suitable colors by Mr. and Mrs. Castles, with assistants.  Mr. Gunn, president of the Deakin Shire, took the chair, and in a few brief remarks introduced the Hon. J. Morrissey, Minister of Agriculture, who gave a splendid address in his usual clear and fluent style, dwelling principally on the advantage of such a hall in Tongala, the erection of which he said reflected the greatest credit on the enterprise of the residents. The hall is of brick, and was built by W.W. Moore and Sons, of Echuca, to tho entire satisfaction of the architect, Mr. A. E. Castles, who has been most attentive to see that the whole of the work was up to specifications.
Riverine Herald (Echuca, Vic. : Moama, NSW), 28 June 1901.

Location

Address:Mangan Street, Tongala Public Hall, Tongala , 3621
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.250165
Long: 144.949821
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Community
Approx. Event Start Date:1901
Approx. Event End Date:2001

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 28th September, 2001
Front Inscription

TO COMMEMOATE THE CENTENARY YEAR
OF TONGALA PUBLIC HALL 
FIRST OPENED 25 JUNE 1901
 

AND IN RECOGNITION OF 
MR A.E.CASTLES SHIRE OF DEAKIN ENGINEER
AND ARCHITECT 1896 -1933

 

THIS PLAQUE WAS UNVEILED BY 
MRS HILDA GARDINER 
and her brother-in-law
MR COS GARDINER
ON 28 SEPTEMBER 2001 - THE FEDERATION YEAR

A PROJECT OF TONGALA LOCAL & FAMILY HISTORY GROUP 

Source: MA
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