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Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute

Melbourne Rare Book Week

Event Date: 26 July 2024 01:00 PM to 26 July 2024 02:00 PM
Author / Presenters: Ellen Becker
Event Organiser: Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute

Established in central Ballarat in 1859, the Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute’s Collection is of historical significance as the largest and most intact repository of material relating to Mechanics’ Institutes in Victoria, with its rare and valuable items demonstrating the tastes and interests of the inhabitants of a major Victorian regional centre. Staff from the Institute and State Library Victoria will showcase unique items from the Collection with stories to match.

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