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Rare Books from the FMI collection

Melbourne Rare Book Week

Event Date: 20 June 2024 08:00 AM to 20 June 2024 05:00 PM
Author / Presenters: Cameron Borg
Event Venue: FMI Reading Room
Event Organiser: Footscray Mechanics’ Institute

The Footscray Mechanics’ Institute Inc. was founded in 1859 and the current library collection has been housed in a heritage building in Footscray since 1913. Cameron Borg, the FMI librarian, is happy to display some rarities from its collection of 20,000 titles and discuss the background and connections to these books. Many of the books are popular literature from an era that is rarely represented in today’s public lending library collections.

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