Sydney Town Hall

Town hall

Built on the site of Sydney's first official European cemetery, the Town Hall was designed by architect JH Wilson in High Victorian style and constructed of Pyrmont sandstone. The highly ornate interiors have seen pomp and ceremony, protests and performance, and the building remains a significant focus for the city.

Sydney Town Hall c1894
On site of
Owned by
York Street by Victoria Markets c1895
George Street at Town Hall c1907-10
Lord Mayor of the City of Sydney Nicholas Shehadie and his wife Dr Marie Bashir in front of the Sydney Town Hall, civic reception for Princess Anne, 28 February 1974
Marjorie Lawrence at Sydney Town Hall c1944
York Street looking south c1875
New vestibule of the Sydney Town Hall 1878
Captain Cook window at Sydney Town Hall
Figure representing Australia, Sydney Town Hall.  Designed by Lucien Henry, made by Goodlet & Smith (Sydney), 1889
Stained glass figure representing Australia, Sydney Town Hall
Mr H J Funnell with Croatian dancers at the second International Folk Festival, Sydney Town Hall 9 May 1958
General Booth's farewell, Centennial Hall 14 October 1891
Sydney Town Hall and Queen Victoria Building 1904
Sydney Town Hall and George Street c1958
George Street, Saturday night March 1878
Sydney Town Hall, George Street c1912
Artists' Ball at the Sydney Town Hall 21 August 1922
Artists' Ball, Sydney  Town Hall, 1926. L-R: TH Kelly, Mrs L Lyons, L Lyons, Miss Sheldon, Miss Wanda Radford
The Artists' Ball: this flashlight glimpse in the basement of Sydney Town Hall speaks for itself September 1924
Public funeral to Mr Wentworth - scene in George Street 6 May 1873
Medallion in Sydney Town Hall, designed by Thomas Sapsford in 1885, to commemorate the departure and return of the NSW contingent to the Sudan 2008
Mr Hughes great conscription meeting at Sydney Town Hall 14 November 1917
Front cover of the program for the Anzac Day Commemoration, April 25th, 1916, Town Hall, Sydney
Bodgies, widgies have might night - but def! February 1951
If you're a square you'll have to get hep to bodgey language, March 1951