Community Hall (aka Orange Hall)

Stage Number: MBSH.05.03.03

Group: Western

Local Study Area: Seventeen Mile Rocks-Darra

Epoch: Late 19th Century

Street Address: Near corner of Seventeen Mile Rocks Road and Jennifer Street, Seventeen Mile Rocks

Latitude & Longitude: -27.54194444,152.95661111

Time Link: 1871

Map Link: TBA

Image Time Point: TBA

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A community hall erected on James Henry’s privately-owned farmland was used variously over many decades for Protestant church services, electioneering, voting and community dances. It was an example of how private citizens supported community activities before the wide-scale advent of community organizations and clubs. It is also a reminder of the more pronounced Protestant-Catholic divide in the 19th-century population of Queensland.


Meg Gordon et al, ‘When River Was Roadway’, Brisbane: Centenary Suburbs Historical Society, 2011, pp. 80, 111-112.

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