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Perth Working Men's Institute


The Perth Working Men's Institute was founded in 1861. Hasluck does not reveal where this building was, but writes that a new one was opened in June 1887 in Beaufort Street just east of the railway line.

There was also a Mechanics Institute, from 1851. It is not at present known what distinguished the two institutions. In the case of Fremantle the two organisations became one in 1868.

References and Links

Hasluck, Alexandra & Mollie Lukis 1977, Victorian and Edwardian Perth from Old Photographs, John Ferguson, Sydney.

See also: Mechanics Institute.

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