Bush Gothic at The Old Council Chambers
darker, stranger Australian folk
Music steeped in campfire smoke and rattled by the bones of convicts. In 1874 Trades Hall was built as a 'People's Palace', a monument to the victory of the Eight Hour Day campaign - the Old Council Chambers was the original meeting room. The architectural firm who built Trades Hall, Reed & Barnes, also designed the Exhibition Building, Melbourne Library and the Melbourne Town Hall.
Old Council Chambers, Trades Hall
Cnr. Victoria & Lygon Streets,
Melbourne, Victoria 3071