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The Main CornerWHAT MAKES US UNIQUE

Council have developed a theme for the design, construct, display and activities that underpin the entire Main Corner Complex and the role it plays in building community capacity and learning.

The fundamental question was “What makes Mount Gambier unique?” The answer lies in our volcano – that one natural phenomenon that created the foundation of Mount Gambier and the fundamental elements of Earth – Fire – Water that emerged from the volcano to bring us life.

The elements of Earth – Fire – Water are uniquely Mount Gambier and the building features internal and external displays showcasing these elements. In addition the Cave Garden environment is transformed at night to tell the unique Dreamtime Stories of our indigenous persons.

Shape the future of The Main Corner complex, help us compile photos and stories from the past and chat about the Main Corner.

Did you know that there are many ghost stories and sightings that have been witnessed in the Institute building and Cave Garden area? We'd love to hear about your encounters! We'd also love to recapture some memories of the wonderful performances within the Old King's Theatre, and are seeking clubs and theatre groups to submit photos that we can have on display.

Use the tabs below to participate in conversations about what you'd like to see at The Main Corner complex... or perhaps what you have already seen.

The Main CornerWHAT MAKES US UNIQUE

Council have developed a theme for the design, construct, display and activities that underpin the entire Main Corner Complex and the role it plays in building community capacity and learning.

The fundamental question was “What makes Mount Gambier unique?” The answer lies in our volcano – that one natural phenomenon that created the foundation of Mount Gambier and the fundamental elements of Earth – Fire – Water that emerged from the volcano to bring us life.

The elements of Earth – Fire – Water are uniquely Mount Gambier and the building features internal and external displays showcasing these elements. In addition the Cave Garden environment is transformed at night to tell the unique Dreamtime Stories of our indigenous persons.

Shape the future of The Main Corner complex, help us compile photos and stories from the past and chat about the Main Corner.

Did you know that there are many ghost stories and sightings that have been witnessed in the Institute building and Cave Garden area? We'd love to hear about your encounters! We'd also love to recapture some memories of the wonderful performances within the Old King's Theatre, and are seeking clubs and theatre groups to submit photos that we can have on display.

Use the tabs below to participate in conversations about what you'd like to see at The Main Corner complex... or perhaps what you have already seen.

Guest Book

Tell us your thoughts or ideas for the Main Corner!

Have you been to the Main recently? Perhaps you stopped to watch the VOLCANO documentary? Explored the Cave and watched the short film Deep Time, or experienced the Admella journey and the story of the survivors? Or maybe you came by to see an exhibition, taken part in a Riddoch art/craft class or attended one of our functions? We'd love to hear from you, and encourage you to stop by the Guest book here and say hello.

I am very glad to see the old buildings of the mail corner saved and renovated. My involvement with the Kings theater goes back at least 60 years, from performing in High School speech nights and being taken to the Victorian Council of Adult Education shows by the school and parents. Plays. G&S symphony orchestra. I then went on to help with bringing shows here through the Arts Council. One of the most memorable was Phillipe Jontte. I remember trying to put a Leonard Teale show on where he played Henry Lawson, and the roadies put the light towers up in the down stairs exit isles so the fireman would not let the show go on. I remember Neidzilsky a clasical pianist who used to bring his own grand piano on a big trailer. Came time to start the show and the curtains wouldn't open. The motor burnt out. Had to tie them back with rope. I remember Rebroff who vibrated the whole presinct with the most amazing voice we had ever heard. We did Theatre Group shows there. We did a play for our 25th anniversary there. This year is our 60th. We did a show on the stage i.e. audience as well in the theater once it had become derelict. We did a show in the bowels under the stage and had the police arrive because of all the odd activity going on. I produced my last show in the Kings when The then T.A.F.E. theater was having the raked floor installed. In short The Kings Theater started me on an all consuming love of all thing theatrical. I also remember sitting in the back stalls at the pictures with my first girlfriend. Apart from the Kings Theater there was the Old Town Hall, before it's initial refurbishment. I remember it had a great dance floor. We liked our dance floor fast back then.
I am very glad my memories have been saved. I have been also to a few functions in the new place as well. Really found the Volcano movie very interesting, and if you don't blink you will see me in the Cave movie.

mullawa almost 8 years ago

Why is this page not updated? December 2012 / Feb 13 these dates have past. This site needs to be relevant to ensure people continue to provide feedback. Summer is over for another year however the main corner including the cave gardens precient could be utilised for moonlight cinemas. This is a great community activity for all and catering out of the main corner kitchen could be provided. Live bands local/interstate or other musical talents on the weekend would also bring people out into the town. What happened to the previous public feedback given regarding what to do with the main corner? Have these ideas been considered? Isn't this a prime position to showcase the limestone coast and what it has to offer, this could easily be done in conjunction with the lady nelson. This needs to be taken to the next level however ie wine tasting from local coonawarra wineries etc. Also lets be mindful as to how we attract people to use the facility, huge costs will not attract the facility to be utilised. Isn't it better to have a busy community buiilding where people wil show great interest compared to an empty unaffordable venue.

formresident about 8 years ago

Hmmm. No comments. No interest. And the events are lagging. What does that say about community sense of connection and ownership of the Main Corner? What does that say about Council's willingness to make the Main Corner accessible and people driven, when this website is already redundant.

Bone over 8 years ago

Typical of our Council, the website is only a few days old and already a month out of date. The event listed is for August what about the CAS film bookings for October and November

Nev over 8 years ago