Kōrero: Waikato places

Cambridge town hall

Cambridge town hall

Built in 1909 in the centre of Cambridge, the impressive town hall incorporated borough offices and a library. Over the years it was the venue for many theatrical and musical performances, and civic occasions. It was also a picture theatre and dance hall in the early 20th century and an emergency hospital during the 1918 influenza epidemic. In the 2000s it houses an information centre, and the hall and nearby war memorial are at the centre of annual Anzac Day commemorations.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Waikato places - Cambridge', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/27328/cambridge-town-hall (accessed 15 October 2019)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, updated 11 Jun 2015