Dallas Brooks Hall
|Address||300 Albert Street|
East Melbourne, Victoria
Dallas Brooks Hall was a concert venue in East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia built in 1969. The building was named for the nineteenth Governor of Victoria Dallas Brooks and was designed by Architecture firm Godfrey and Spowers It was later[when?] re-named "Dallas Brooks Centre".
In 2015, Victorian state government approval was given to demolish the hall and build residential apartments in its place. There was some controversy about the height of the apartment residential development built on the site of the Dallas Brooks Hall.
Events held at the Dallas Brooks Hall
Musicians who played at the Dallas Brooks Hall include
Dutch fusion band Focus ably supported by a local band Sebastian Hardy. Other artists, included Renee Geyer, Rory Gallagher, Ravi Shankar, Talking Heads (first Australian tour), blues duo Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry.
- Malcolm Fraser started the Liberal Party of Australia's campaign for the 1975 Australian federal election with a speech at the Dallas Brooks Hall.
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- Masanauskas, John (5 March 2015). "State Government approves Dallas Brooks towers in support of city growth". Herald Sun. News Corp Australia. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
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- "Malcolm Fraser at the launch of the Liberal Party's election campaign at Dallas Brooks Hall, Melbourne, 1975". National Archives of Australia. Government of Australia. Retrieved 15 July 2017.