Mechanics Institute

Mechanics Institute


Ballarat Mechanics Institute

10 in stock

SKU: Bal-0012-Mechanics Insitute Category:


By early 1859, following a public meeting, the Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute was established. Committee meetings and lectures were held in a little cottage in Main Road and thanks to the generosity of the Fire Brigade.  On Friday, September 28, 1860 the foundation stone of the back section of the Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute was laid with full Masonic honours in front of a crowd, estimated by the Ballarat Star, as numbering 10,000.

Additional information

Weight 0.5 kg
Dimensions 45 × 45 × 5 cm