Darlington Hall

Darlington Hall is a heritage listed building in Darlington, Western Australia.

The original structure was a built for the nineteenth century Darlington Winery in 1890 for Alfred Waylen and Josceline Amherst.[1]

It was renovated a number of times over the years.[2][3]

It is now called Darlington Hall, and a part is home to the Darlington Club. The building is registered with the Western Australian Heritage Council.[4]

The original structure is known as the lesser hall, while the more recent larger section on the west side is the main hall.

A large number of local groups and people have used the space for meetings and private events. The Darlington Theatre players (now the Marloo Theatre) had their first plays performed in the hall,[5] and it hosts the art exhibition of the annual Darlington Arts Festival.

The hall has been used by the Darlington Progress Association (now the Darlington Rate Payers Association) since the 1920s.[6]

It has been the location of the annual Darlington Concerts - also known as the Darlington Chamber Music Series.[7]

Notes

  1. see section The Cellars"THE VINEYARDS OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA". The West Australian. XXVIII (8, 295). Western Australia. 2 November 1912. p. 12. Retrieved 7 November 2016 via National Library of Australia.
  2. "DARLINGTON HALL". The West Australian. 50 (15, 046). Western Australia. 11 September 1934. p. 18. Retrieved 22 April 2016 via National Library of Australia.
  3. "DARLINGTON". The Swan Express. XXV (12). Western Australia. 10 April 1925. p. 1. Retrieved 22 April 2016 via National Library of Australia.
  4. http://register.heritage.wa.gov.au/viewplace.html?place_seq=29767&offset=23&view=location Archived 30 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine Place number 08556 - Darlington Hall], Heritage register listing, Heritage Council of Western Australia
  5. http://www.marlootheatre.com.au/
  6. "Darlington". The Swan Express. XXXI (17). Western Australia. 28 February 1930. p. 1. Retrieved 22 April 2016 via National Library of Australia.
  7. http://www.darlingtonconcerts.com.au/

Further reading

  • Elliott, I., Mundaring, A History of the Shire, Mundaring, 1983 ISBN 0-9592776-0-9
  • Wiltshire, T., A Place in the Hills, Darlington's First Fifty Years, Darlington, 1997 ISBN 0-646-34251-7
  • Spillman, K., Life was meant to be here, Mundaring, 2003. ISBN 0-9592776-3-3

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