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Toowoomba City Hall light display and film installation

Take a stroll past Toowoomba City Hall and stop at Ruthven Street Park to be immersed in a light and sound installation that celebrates TAFE Queensland’s proud history in our region.
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  • DATE
  • Tuesday, 13 September – Sunday, 18 September
  • TIME
  • 6pm onwards

  • LOCATION
  • Toowoomba City Hall

  • PRESENTER
  • TAFE Queensland supported by Toowoomba Regional Council

In 1861, the owner of Eton Vale Station, Sir Arthur Hodgson, presented Toowoomba with its first School of Arts on the site of the present RSL building. It became the venue for classes in public speaking, debating, concerts and other forms of self- improvement.

Fifteen years later, classrooms, a large auditorium, and a library were built on the land now occupied by the Toowoomba City Hall. By the late 1890s, the fledgling Technical College was founded in this building.

But there was not nearly enough room for the College on this site and in 1919, the building on the corner of Margaret and Hume Streets was opened as a combined Technical College and High School run by the Department of Public Instruction.

Enjoy an experience that will light up your evening, as we hear from TAFE Queensland’s students, teachers and industry partners as they share their stories and successes. 

Ruthven Street Park

Corner of Herries and Hume Streets

Toowoomba