History of the Eumundi School of Arts

It was first thought that the town needed a hall in 1904

The First School of Arts Hall was built in 1908 but was soon found to be too small.

Eumundi Public Hall c.1908
Eumundi Public Hall c.1908

Taken from the booklet produced for the 95th Anniversary of the School of Arts

 

"The School of Arts was officially opened on Friday 15th November, 1912. A street procession along Main Street preceded the opening ceremony. 

 

The festivities lasted two days.  There were stalls of every variety: plain sewing, bachelor’s stall, cake stall, sweets, Christmas tree, lucky dip, shooting gallery, produce stall and a refreshment stall.

 

The two afternoons were taken up with sports and races. The profits from the sports amounted to £1.1.6 and from the pig auction £2.2.0."

 

School of Arts, Opening day, 1912
School of Arts, Opening day, 1912

Excerpt from article in the Nambour Chronicle - 22 November 1912

"On Friday last Eumundi showed a large number of visitors from the Metropolis, from Gympie and from most of the centres along the line and the surrounding districts, that she deserves the title of a pretty impressive township."


Slideshow of images of the hall over many years