The Minister for Education, Mr J.C.A. Pizzey, M.L.A officially opened Kilkivan’s public hall and library on 9 December, 1967.
In the official party on the stage were Cr N.W. Warburton, Chairman of the Shire Council, Mr J Pizzey, Mr C.H. Gill, vice-chairman of the Library Board of Queensland, Mr E Davenport, architect, Messrs K. & L. Robertson builders, Mr. P. Schmidt, job’s foreman, Cr L.A. Barsby, No 1 Division and Mrs N.E. Knox. [Taken from: Gympie Times, Tuesday 12 December, 1967, page 5]. Thanks to Mr Ray Currie for helping identify those in the video.
The plans were approved by the Queensland Treasury in March 1966.
The opening of the Kilkivan Hall and Library was a scintillating success according to the Gympie Times in 1967.
The Gympie Times also wrote an article about residents raising funds for the hall.