If Darwin's glorious town hall on Smith Street had survived Cyclone Tracy it would have turned 135 years old this week. Its foundation stone was laid on 17 August 1882 in ye olde Palmerston town. While it was once the venue for many dances, fundraisers, meetings and even children's fancy dress balls like this one, today the only reminders of it are the ruins opposite Browns Mart Theatre.
Published: 20 August 2017
Picture: Library & Archives NT. Palmerston Town Hall, Barnes, W. J, PictureNT, Peter Spillett Collection, PH0238/0767