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About the people's palace

Heritage building appeal

“A people’s palace…built and own’d by hardy sons of toil...”

The Victorian Trades Hall Council was built with the funds raised by working people at the 8-hour-Day marches held each year, using the best local materials and the finest craftsmanship of each trade.

Today, we are again appealing to working people to help restore our people’s palace.


Individual and collective donations will be recognised with commemorative gifts:

$10  An invitation to attend the opening celebration and tour
$50  Commemorative pin
$75  Recognition on a hand painted honour board at Trades Hall
$500  Signed Solidarity Forever poster by artist Mitzi McKenzie-King
$1000  Engraved name plate on a chair in the New Council Chamber
$5000  A brick from the demolition works, beautifully mounted and engraved with thanks