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Hackett Hall in January 2021
|Type||Heritage listed building|
|Location||Perth, Western Australia|
|Type||State Registered Place|
|Designated||16 October 1992|
Hackett Hall is a heritage listed former building housing part of the State Library of Western Australia. It is now a part of the new building of the Perth Museum complex in the Perth Cultural Centre, in Western Australia. The name of the Hall is related to the benefactor of The University of Western Australia, John Winthrop Hackett.
It was located on James Street, Perth and its western end was adjacent to the southern end of Museum Street. The Museum Street section between the former James Street and Francis Street no longer exists, and is taken up by the entry paving to the new museum.
It was designated as the main building of the Library in the 1930s as the "Public Library of Western Australia in Hackett Hall". There is a hall of the same name at The University of Western Australia. It was photographed at the early stages as a library space. It was renovated in 1957. It was registered as a heritage building in 1992 with the State Register of Heritage Places, and had been listed by the National Trust.
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