Category Archives: Myall

VICTORIA, MYALL SCHOOL 120TH ANNIVERSARY

EVENT DATE: Saturday 19 November

Past students, parents and teachers and descendants of the families who attended Myall School, community members with an interest in the social and educational fabric of a small rural district are invited to come back to Myall to celebrate the 120th Anniversary of the school.

Myall Hall will be open from 11 am -3pm to view the displays and share memories of Myall. At 2pm join us for the cutting of the anniversary cake.

EVENT DETAILS
Date: Saturday 19 November
Venue: Myall Hall
Address: Peach Lane, Myall
Time: 11AM – 3PM
Cost: Donation

ABOUT THE HALL
The Myall Hall which celebrated its centenary in 1912 has been an emblem of the pioneering settlers who made the Murray river plains their home. The building of a Hall with a large bank overdraft brought the community to a sense of purpose and achievement.

With the opening up of crown land in the Village Settlement, twenty families took up the 18-20 acre blocks. Interestingly most of the village settlers were connected to the early selectors, a mix of folk of British and European origins who formed a tight knit community, who worked hard to get established and develop community facilities.

The school, built by the parents was established in 1896 and was a catalyst in establishing a centre for communicatio, education and social activity.

The opportunity for a Hall took off and in 1912 the “grand opening” of the Myall Hall took the form of a concert, ball and large feast in an outdoor marquee.

Dances and balls were held regularly and later euchre was played in the ante room with ever increasing numbers of people travelling across the district. Church, sporting and social events were connected with the Hall. Moving pictures attracted large crowds. School concerts were popular events. During the great wars there were farewell presentations and welcome home occasions.

A Myall School Roll of Honour was hung in the Myall Primary School until it was closed in 1993, which now hangs in the Myall Hall. On 11th November we will remember these and other men and women who served our country with displays and activities in the Hall from 12-4pm.

Contact Secretary Myall Public Hall
c/- 200 Cockroft Road
Myall Vic 3579

email mcockroft@reachnet.com.au

Visit the Myall Hall page

Victoria, Myall, Open House

EVENT DATE:  Saturday 7 November – Friday 13 November 2015

2015 has been an exciting year for Myall with three celebrations! Firstly we have celebrated 100 years of the “new” school which opened on Empire Day 24th May 1915. Over 500 students attended the school and many have contributed photos and stories relating to their school life at Myall.

We have also uncovered some inspirational stories about some of our district soldiers, planted a Lone pine tree in our Hall grounds and taken the McDonald buggy to the river where it travelled with the Myall picnic party on Easter Monday 1915 when the Murray river ran dry and the horses and buggies took the families over on to Campbell’s Island, and a distance of 2 miles to the Little Murray where they sat in the bed of the river to partake of the delicacies recalling the spirit of our pioneers in tough times 100 years ago.

During “Open House” week 7-13 November, groups and individuals are invited to join us at Myall to view the displays and join the conversation relating to the last 100 years at Myall. The Hall and Heritage Centre will be open daily from 2-4pm and for groups by appointment. Contact Marianne for further information.

EVENT DETAILS:
Date:  Saturday 7 November – Friday 13 November 2015
Venue:  Myall Hall
Address:  Peach Lane, Myall
Time:  2pm – 4pm Daily
Entry:  donation

ABOUT THE HALL:

Myall Hall is older than those in the surrounding localities. It has been the focal point for many community events, from regular dances and plays in days of old to the present where the dynamic hall committee keep it pumping and are especially attracted to events celebrating history. It houses the Honour Boards for the district and has many original features remaining in its architecture.

VICTORIA, Myall, Open House at Myall Hall

EVENT DATE: 1 & 2 November 2014

Unlock your treasure chests and please join us for an open house weekend of nostalgia. you are invited to bring along your stories, memorabilia and photo collections to display. On Saturday morning there is an exhibition of Sam Dalley’s photographs with history displays in the Heritage Centre next door. In the afternoon, join the conversation in the hall, discover plans to celebrate our history and commemorate our pioneers some of whom served in the Great War.
On Sunday, please drop in for a chat, a cup of tea and view the exhibition.

EVENT DETAILS:Myall hall

Date: 1 – 2 November, 2014
Venue: Myall Hall
Address: Koondrook-Murrabit Road, Myall
Time: 1 Nov 10.30am – 3pm, 2 Nov 1-4pm
Entry: Gold coin donation, children free

ABOUT THE HALL:

Myall Hall is older than those in the surrounding localities. It has been the focal point for many community events, from regular dances and plays in days of old to the present where the dynamic hall committee keep it pumping and are especially attracted to events celebrating history. It houses the Honour Boards for the district and has many original features remaining in its architecture.