Mrs O’Malley’s Magnificent Music Hall

Some of you will remember, hopefully fondly, “Mrs O’Malley’s Magnificent Music Hall’, Uralla’s annual theatrical extravaganza, which literally exploded Uralla’s slumber.

Each season, 1976-1988, “Mrs O’Malley’s” attracted some three thousand eager patrons, more than the township’s population, most making the annual pilgrimage from beyond the region … Sydney, Brisbane and the North Coast.

Out of that burst of creativity came the visionary team of volunteers who formed Uralla Historical Society, specifically to acquire the then derelict 1872 McCrossin’s Mill. 

With expert advice and professional input they got stuck into the hard yakka of the restoration. Then came the creation of an inspiring, progressive Museum and a uniquely beautiful Function Centre.

The society willingly joined the fight to save Tamworth’s Dominican Convent, doomed for demolition to make way for a K-Mart car park. This team has also resolutely taken on the unofficial roles of guardianship and promotion of Uralla township’s charming built heritage, all of which is why Uralla is now a Cultural Tourism destination.