Book tells the story of Ballina’s waterfront dance hall, skating rink


A recently published book on the East Ballina Waterfront Dance Hall and Skating Rink is sure to bring the memories flooding back for long-time Ballina locals.

The book traces the history of the dance hall, built originally as an open-air dance floor on Byron Creek at Bangalow in the 1920s, its removal to the waterfront at East Ballina in the 1930s, its demolition in the 1960s and the skating rink in the 1950s and 1960s.

The book covers the owners, bands, dances, special events, dress codes and transport connected with the dance hall.

For any inquiries about the book please contact Marlene Lester on 6681 5816.

PICTURE: The ‘All Stars’, the last band to play at the Waterfront. From left, Ken McBurney, Roger Munsie, Bruce Nicholas, Bert Plenkovich and Vin Maguire. Picture courtesy of Vin Maguire.

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