MORE than 100 years have passed since the community of Urangeline in the eastern Riverina built what was known as one of the first 'peace halls.'
The hall is officially recognised on the Register of War Memorials in Australia. The centenary celebrations were an opportunity for members of the community to gather at the venue and reminisce about the good time and gatherings at the hall.
According to the register the hall is described as being: A green painted hall 65 feet long by 30 feet wide, with a stage at one end. Constructed of local Cyprus pine with a corrugated galvanised iron roof. Erected by people of the district in 1919. The Urangeline Peace Hall was the first peace hall opened in Australia. An entrance sign that reads "Peace Hall built by the residents of Urangeline in 1919".
Inside the hall hangs a wooden World War I and a World War II honour roll.