Acheron Hall Centenary Celebrations
Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th June 2014
Gala Dinner - Saturday Evening
14th June 2014 - from 6.00pm
at the Acheron Community Hall - see photos.
Acheron History Book - order form  
Centenary Celebration Ceremony - Sunday afternoon
15th June 2014 - from 2.00pm - 4.00pm
at the Acheron Community Hall - see photos








 

Acheron

Acheron is a well kept secret and that’s the way we locals like it - a small hamlet situated on the Maroondah Highway between Taggerty and Alexandra at the confluence of the Acheron and the Goulburn rivers, about 2 hours from Melbourne CBD – if you blink you might miss it.

The countryside is very beautiful with a combination of lush river flats and grassy, tree dotted, rolling hills – lots of Angus cattle, and with views of the Cathedral range. Living in the area is a mixture of fourth generation farming families, tree changers, retirees and weekenders.

For visitors, Acheron has a Conference Centre - Stonelea, with accommodation, restaurant, and golf course; Twin Rivers caravan park which is nestled on the bank of the Goulburn River where it joins the Acheron, and is a Mecca for trout fishermen; Rennie’s Restaurant and Art Gallery; The Acheron CFA which was very active during the Black Saturday fires; and next door to that, the jewel in the crown – our Acheron Hall.

The hall was built in 1914 on donated land, originally as a Mechanics Institute, by the locals for the locals. It sits in a quiet laneway amidst majestic gum trees, beside the Acheron River, and has a wonderful ambience which is partly due to its size – not large, and to its natural timber lined walls and ceiling. The hall is well maintained by our active Acheron Hall Committee, which also organises functions during the year for the local residents and friends to get together and enjoy each other's company. Acheron Hall is available for hire to responsible adults at reasonable rates – see Hall Hire for contact details.

The Acheron Hall seats 80 comfortably at tables and chairs; is air conditioned; with polished timber flooring; has a fully functional, recently renovated kitchen with dishwasher; an enclosed vestibule; a small stage with a piano; a modern toilet block; an exterior rear garden with child proof fencing and sail sheltered barbeque facilities. It’s used for many different functions – parties, weddings, meetings, church services, yoga, musical soirees and recently in the aftermath of the Black Saturday fires, it served for 12 months as the kindergarten for the children of Marysville.
On the weekend of Saturday 14th & Sunday 14th June 2014 we celebrated the centenary of the hall.

Contacts
President:
John Thorp
5772 1442
Secretary:
Larraine Redshaw
5772 2735
Hall Hire:
Barb and David Gamble
5772 3305
Treasurer:
Louise Edward
0402 082 185
Newsletter:
Beth Thorp
5772 1442
Email:
acheronhall@gmail.com