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Opened by Richard Seddon in 1903

The Coronation Hall was built at Ross in 1902 to commemorate the coronation of Edward VII. It was officially opened by the Prime Minister, Richard Seddon in 1903. The hall served as a community centre and housed a library and newspaper reading room, the borough council meeting rooms and offices. After the decline of Ross the future of the hall was in doubt. Hearing talk of demolition a Greymouth dentist and his friend from New Plymouth donated $250 each to have the hall shifted to Shantytown in January 1974
Today the hall contains examples of a Victorian home and parlour as well as library and the original council meeting table.

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Shantytown is located at 316 Rutherglen Road, Paroa - just 10Km south of Greymouth on the West Coast of the South Island. 
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Freephone: 0800  742 689