Redfern Town Hall

Redfern Town Hall in 1871 (photograph courtesy Mitchell Library, State Library of NSW - SPF / 727)

Redfern Town Hall in 1871 (photograph courtesy Mitchell Library, State Library of NSW - SPF / 727)

Location: 73 Pitt Street, Redfern

Town Halls throughout Sydney’s inner suburbs provided large civic spaces that Aboriginal organisations used to gather and socialise for leisure activities and political meetings.

Aboriginal activist William Ferguson was a member of the Aborigines Progressive Association (APA). Key campaign meetings held at Redfern Town Hall in the 1940s ensured that he was elected as the first Aboriginal member of the Aborigines Welfare Board in 1943, along with William Page.

If you are interested in hiring Redfern Town Hall, please visit the Community Venues page on the City’s website.