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The Jubilee Hall commemorates Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee in 1887. 

The original Jubilee Hall which housed the library was altered by the Gascoyne Library Association as a memorial to Queen Victoria’s Jubilee celebrations in 1887. The final cost of the hall was estimated to amount to £500; £50 of which was said to have been granted from the Royal coffers with the rest being raised by Government grant and private subscription. The hall was also used as the Carnarvon Municipal Council Chambers. All records kept there were at one time blown about the town when a cyclone hit and most were unfortunately lost or destroyed forever. The Jubilee Hall ceased to function as a Council Chambers on the 4th September, 1965 and as a library in 1973 when the new Gascoyne Library was opened

Victoria (24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901) was Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837 until her death. From 1 May 1876, she adopted the additional title of Empress of India. With a reign of 63 years, seven months and two days, Victoria was the longest -reigning British monarch and the longest-reigning queen regnant in world history until her great-great-granddaughter Queen Elizabeth II surpassed her on 9 September 2015.

Queen Victoria`s birthday, 24th May, used to be called `Empire Day`. There were special assemblies at school with songs praising the British Empire. Children were then given a half-day holiday. Up to the 1950s, Empire Day was celebrated in Australia with huge bonfires and fireworks.


Address:3 Francis Street, Carnarvon, 6701
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -24.885338
Long: 113.65779
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Government
Actual Event Start Date:20-June-1837
Actual Event End Date:20-June-1887


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1887
Front Inscription
AD 1887 

Jubilee Hall
Source: MA, HWA
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