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Mechanics' Institutes: The Way Forward

Conference organised by the Kilmore Mechanics' Institute, 18-19 April, 1998.

 

Introduction

by Dr Frank Hurley

 

Official Opening

Fran Awcock | Chief Executive/State Librarian, State Library of Victoria

 

In the Beginning...

 

Pam Baragwanath | Historian

The Origins and Growth of Mechanics' Institute in Victoria

 

Dr Stuart Dawson | Historian

Mechanics' Institutes and Colonial Equality

 

Dr Stefan Petrow | Law Librarian, University of Tasmania

Australia's First Mechanics' and its Very Different Sister - A Tale of Two Cities: Hobart and Launceston

 

History and Heritage

 

John Murphy | Leongatha Mechanics' Institute

The Historical Society as the Mechanics' Historian, Archivist and Tenant

 

Mechanics' Institutes Today

 

Adrian Vinck

The Athenaeum - Victoria's No. 1 Institute

 

Richard Myers

Berwick - Still Going Strong

 

Bill Ashwood

Walhalla Phoenix - Thrice Built

 

Philip Clancy

Kilmore - A Bitter Sweet Experience

 

Catherine Milward-Bason

Prahan - A Real Success

 

Mark Chapman

Mernda - The Revival/Rebuilt

 

Frank Hurley

Ballarat - An Optimistic Future

 

Program

 

 

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Proceedings of Victorian State Conference 1998

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