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Sydney Town Hall

brief history ...

Sydney Town Hall by night
©2006 Gabriel Ditu
Sydney Town Hall was built in the 1880s from sandstone in Victorian architectural style and houses the Sydney City Council Chamber and offices for the Lord Mayor and elected councilors.

The main hall, called The Centennial Hall, used to be the Sydney's concert hall until the Sydney Opera House was built. The Centennial Hall is equipped contains a mechanical pipe organ, built in 1890 by the English firm of William Hill & Son.

Lately was discovered that Sydney Town Hall lies on top of an ancient burial complex.

Trivia: The Centennial Hall contains the world's largest entirely mechanical pipe organ which possesses one of only two full-length 64 organ stops in the world.

tourist information ...

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How to get there
The Sydney Town Hall is located opposite Queen Victoria Building, alongside St Andrew's Cathedral and above Sydney Town Hall train station. See map.

Contact details:
Sydney Town Hall
483 George Street (cnr Druitt Street)
Sydney, NSW 2000
Phone: 02 - 9265 9189
Web site: City Of Sydney

Hours of Operation:
8.00AM - 6.00PM Monday to Friday. Entry is free!

Note: Sydney Town Hall is not open to the public during private function hours.
27 January
1941 - World War II: Fighting at Derna, Libya, begins. Following the capture of Tobruk, two brigades of the 6th Australian Division under Major General Iven Mackay pursue the Italians westwards and encounters an Italian rear guard at Derna.

1903 - John Carew Eccles is born, Australian neuropsychologist, Nobel Laureate (d. 1997)
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