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Stop 6 Cattley Street Town Hall

Stop 6 Cattley Street Town Hall

Cattley street was once dominated by a grand Town Hall, where public meetings, forums, elegant balls, and community events were held. The original buildings were built by the Burnie Institute and later expanded in 1888 to become a much grander building.

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Heading westward along Cattley Street stop about halfway looking towards the retail shops along the northern side of the street.

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Prior to 1880 Burnie had no public town hall facility. In 1879 a small working party consisting of Capt. James Patterson, Alfred Stutterd and William Oldaker formed the Burnie Institute which purchased a small parcel of land on the corner of Cattley and Mount street. On this site a little hall described as being, ‘soundly built of brick but small and ugly’ was built. However, in 1888 the larger, ‘fine and spacious’ Town Hall was constructed next door to the original hall

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