The RICH (Re-Imagining City Hall) Hobart Project

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Recent City Hall floorboard replacement work. Image: Sandra Soccol.

For a better look at the City Hall floorboard replacement click on this link and you can navigate around the space more intimately.



Recent City Hall floorboard replacement work. Image: Sandra Soccol.

For a better look at the City Hall floorboard replacement click on this link and you can navigate around the space more intimately.



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    Marriage Equality rally in 2015

    by Holly E, over 1 year ago

    This was my first ever rally, and when Rodney Croome took the stage I cried along with everyone else. It was beautiful. I still have the poster I held up on the wall at work :)

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    previous use of site

    by Eliza, over 1 year ago

    This is not a personal memory, but a bit of historical knowledge that may provide some kind of inspiration for imaginative uses for today's building.  In 1883, the previous building (known as New Market - there's a photo by TJ Nevin) was used among other things for the Juvenile Exhibition.  This was not confined to young people's work only, but had an emphasis on it, and a major purpose was to encourage young people in their work.  'Craftsmanship' back then was seen as a much wider thing than today's 'crafts'.  It referred to almost any job, such as being a... Continue reading

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    Exhibitions

    by tarfin, over 1 year ago

    Back in the nineteen-fifties the City Hall was the venue of several Careers and Hobbies exhibitions. On display was everything from the wood-working, model railway, model car racing on control wires like a kite, flower arranging, stamp collecting, the Armed Forces, Emergency Services, car maintenance, pictorial arts, hairdressing, photography, cooking and building activities. Most displays had practical demonstrations as well as pictorial records. The exhibitions ran for a weekend every year.

    There were also Dance Competitions, orchestral concerts, social dances for various age groups, conferences, music recitals, pop-music performances, election tally-room nights, antique fairs and more.

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    The Auntie Jack Show

    by Roger McLennan, over 1 year ago

    The Auntie Jack show live in the City Hall sometime in 1974 as part of a national tour. Best show I've seen there.

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    Too many memories

    by Brita, over 1 year ago

    over the years I have been to so many events at the City Hall … too many to mention. I have been to many great concerts, loved going to the Antiques Fair over many years, and been to some of the Ten Days on the Island and other Festival Events. So many things happen there … I seem to go a few times each year.

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    A Poor Venue

    by Evan Hadkins, over 1 year ago

    I've been to a couple of concerts and a workshop day in City Hall.

    The acoustics are fairly poor.  It is entirely unsuitable as a space for workshops.

    Heating and cooling non-existent - a bit of an issue in Hobart (esp. the lack of heating).

    A space for community to use in a variety of ways would be excellent.

    Evan

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    Holidaying at home in Hobart

    by TOLEARY, over 1 year ago

    Every year we listen as our friends plan trips for the July school-holidays to escape the winter cold of Hobart. We choose to stay in Hobart. We wouldn't miss the Festival of Voices. For 10 years we have been involved with the FOV. FOV has provided our two daughters with the most marvellous opportunities to work and sing with some amazing national and international choral directors. THey have performed several choral works in City Hall and so this beautiful space has become an integral part of their childhood and our family memories. Now the girls have grown to adulthood we... Continue reading

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    I love City Hall

    by msteadman, over 1 year ago

    I organised several Environmental Home Expos in the City Hall. They were great events and I enjoyed working with the HCC staff. I've been to lots of significant community events in the Hall - Gay Marriage rallies, symphony concerts ...

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    BOXING STADIUM

    by Trevor , over 1 year ago

    The City Hall has a rich history, including as a boxing stadium. In the 1930s (not in my time), the building would be packed to the rafters (say a crowd of 3000) to watch boxing bouts.

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    Pleasantries

    by Robert Thompson, over 1 year ago

    My pleasantries are at the Hobart City Hall with a nomber of performances with Southern Gospel Choir and volunteer management of the Festival of Voices cabaret nights.

    Site needs extensive renovation and safety measures for use of mezannine seating, toilets and stage..

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