Historic King River Hall, is the community hub for the King River community.
After a concerted effort by locals to raise funds the King River Hall was built in 1900. At that time King River was a well-known fruit growing district.
The Hall is a Heritage listed building and sits on a leasehold of 30 acres of bushland.
The State Heritage Assessment of the King River Hall completed in May 2008 gives an interesting insight into the beginnings of The Hall –
“As the population of the King River district increased, residents formed the King River Settlers’ Association which, on 5 August 1899, requested a grant for construction of an agricultural hall. The maximum grant of £250 was approved on 12 January 1900, under authority no. 1622
Approval indicated that the district had the requisite number of no less than 76 people within a seven-mile radius of a central point – usually a Post Office but in the case of King River it was likely the school as there was no Post Office in the district. The numbers were probably assisted by the fact that most families had six or more children The Hall is run by volunteers who are seeking to provide a varied program for local residents and indeed anyone who wants to join in.
Whilst King River is located close to Albany, The Hall and the King River district still retains its rural community atmosphere.
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Heritage listed hall with exhibition quality lighting; art gallery facilities; modern kitchen; sensory fenced playground
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