Hall, Australian Capital Territory
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
|Population||332 (2011) (2011)|
It was founded in 1882, named after the first landholder in the area, Henry Hall. In 1911 Hall was included within the boundary of the land allocated for the Australian Capital Territory, close to the north western corner, near the New South Wales border. Although considered a village, similar to Tharwa, in practical terms Hall might now be considered an outer suburb of Australia's capital Canberra. In 1954 the main street of Hall (which had been part of the state highway system since 1935) was named the Barton Highway. In 1980 the alignment of the highway was shifted to the south as part of a dual carriage upgrade, bypassing Hall completely.
Some features of note within Hall village are the Hall Pavilion and showground, equestrian park, polocrosse grounds, playing fields and the Hall School Museum and Heritage Centre located in the former Hall Primary School, along with a General Store and three historic churches. The showground area plays host to the Hall Markets, a popular monthly charity market showcasing hand-produced goods.
The Rotary Club of Hall is the only rural focused Rotary Club in the ACT region and runs the Capital Region Farmers Market, as a community service project with the aim of helping to grow agri-business opportunities in the region and support important regional community projects with the proceeds.
In the Hall area the rocks are all Silurian age volcanic rocks. Green grey and purple quartz andesite and dacite from the Hawkins Volcanics are under the village and extending up the Halls Creek valley. Green-grey dacite and quartz andesite from the Hawkins Volcanics cover the surrounding areas including up to the New South Wales border, north to One Tree Hill, south east to the Harcourt Hill and south to the north edge of Belconnen. Dark grey to green grey dacitic tuff is found over the other side of the New South Wales border, and also within the Australian Capital Territory near Gooromon Ponds Creek.
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