Bonython Hall, Adelaide

Bonython Hall, Adelaide

Bonython Hall is the "great hall" of the University of Adelaide, located in the university grounds and facing North Terrace. The building is on the Register of the National Estate and the South Australian Heritage Register and it is primarily used for University graduation ceremonies, examinations, expositions, public lectures and meetings likely to draw large audiences.

The hall was built in the period 1933-1936 as a result of a donation of over £50,000 from Sir John Langdon Bonython. There are many local legends about the building, with two being particularly resilient: one maintains that the Bonython family were very conservative and did not want the building used as a dance hall hence the hall was designed and built with a sloping floor rather than flat floor; second is that the Bonython donation was made on the condition that a hall be built opposite Pulteney Street, thus blocking any future path through the parklands and preventing the division of the campus by a major thoroughfare.

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Sight Name: Bonython Hall
Sight Location: Adelaide, Australia
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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