The Town Hall has become part of Perth’s folklore as well as part of the landscape. Had it not been for strong public opposition, the building would have been lost in the 1890s as the City Council decided it required a ‘more suitable’ building, presumably echoing the much grander town halls of Melbourne and Sydney.
Throughout its history the Town Hall has been the site of many colourful political debates and has provided a home for many of the administrative and operational functions of the early colony.
To find out more about this fascinating building, click on the topics below:
- The Jewel of the City
- Victorian Gothic
- Jarrah Hammer-Beam Ceiling
- A Wealth of Stories
- Restoration 2001-2005
- The Clock Tower
- HMAS Perth and the Perth Town Hall
- Portrait of Sir George Murray
- Facts and Figures
- What’s On at the Town Hall
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