With a claim to being haunted, recent renovations saw the building become more active than normal.
Ghosts in City Hall
It took ten years to build what was then the tallest structure in Brisbane. The final cost of construction and furnishing was just shy of one million pounds. The buildings exterior is largelt constructed of Sandstone while the inside uses Maple and Silky Oak timbers. The different types of marble were sourced from as far as Italy and Belgium. It was during this period of construction that Brisbane's twenty seperate local authorities and boards were merged into the one city government.
Two years later on the 21st December 1937 hundreds of people saw 32 year old Hikda Agnes Boardman plummet the 150 feet to crash and through the roof above the halls entrance. The fall did not kill her immediately but she died shortly afterwards in the Brisbane General Hospital.
The ghost of a woman has also been seen within the building. There are many theories as to who she is including that she was a woman who drowned at the site long before the hall was built. The shadowy silhouette of a man was also seen up in the clock tower when it was being renovated. Maybe the man who fell to his death in the 1930's?
Some people think the recent renovations being done to the hall may disturb the spirits residing there. Workers have already dug up old roads, drains and rooftops several meters below the floor of the auditorium. These structures can be traced back to the 1850's. When the information desk lady was asked whether anything had stirred since construction began she replied that big band music had been heard playing over the PA system. The funny thing is that the system had been switched off!