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Silver Band Hall


Shire of Katanning

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Cnr Richardson & Amabel Sts Katanning

Location Details

Local Government



Great Southern

Construction Date

Constructed from 1926

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

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Heritage Council Decisions and Deliberations

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Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

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Category Description
Municipal Inventory Adopted 25 Jan 1996 Category 2

Category 2

• Of very considerable significance to the Shire of Katanning. • High level of protection appropriate.

Statement of Significance

This Silver Band Hall has significance in its relationship to a strong community group that developed in Katanning. It represents the importance of music in the district and the strength of community support for cultural events.
There is no real architectural significance, nor is there any significance in its location as it has been moved from its original site of construction. The significance therefore lies in the people who used this hall, the Katanning Silver Band, and their effect on the social and cultural life of Katanning residents.

Physical Description

A single room timber frame weatherboard cladding structure, with double hung sash windows and framed ledge and braced doors. It has a gabled roof with replacement sheeting. Ramp and rail added 2001.
The Katanning Historical Society removed the hall from its original location in Amherst Street to its present location in Richardson Street in 1986.


The Katanning Band formed around 1904, practising in the Fire Station, and its motto was "to pursue the excellence of good music and involve itself in the district and community it belongs to". [Noonan, p. 159] It eventually adopted its name of the Katanning Silver Band when it purchased new silver instruments in the 1920s.
It was around this time that the band had enough funds to build their own purpose-built practise hall. Much of the band's success was due to the efforts of Archie Morrell, who was employed at the Katanning Stock & Trading Co. Many of the band members were also employers of the company. The band held many successful concerts and were an integral part of the cultural life of Katanning.
The Silver Band Hall was originally located in Amherst Street, but when this land was sold the hall was moved to its present location by the Historical Society in 1986. It is now located near the museum (former government school).




Ref ID No Ref Name Ref Source Ref Date
Noonan T; "The Music Makers: A story of the Katanning Silver Band". pp.159-162 Katanning Shire Council, 1988
Bignell M; "A Place to Meet: a History of the Shire of Katanning Western Australia". UWA Press 1981
Nomination form

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


Epoch General Specific
Present Use SOCIAL\RECREATIONAL Other Community Hall\Centre
Original Use SOCIAL\RECREATIONAL Other Community Hall\Centre

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Wall TIMBER Other Timber
Roof METAL Zincalume

Historic Themes

General Specific
SOCIAL & CIVIC ACTIVITIES Sport, recreation & entertainment
SOCIAL & CIVIC ACTIVITIES Cultural activities

Creation Date

27 May 1997

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Last Update

01 Jan 2017


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