Berwick Mechanics’ Institute and Free Library

Opening ceremony plaque Transcription This library, which incorporates materials from / the original 1862 building, has been constructed as / a grateful tribute to the early sponsors of the / Berwick Mechanics’ Institute and Free Library, to Baron Casey of Berwick and the City of Westminster, / KG, PC, GCMG, CH, DSO, MC, / and… Read More

Narre Warren Mechanics Institute Hall

  In 1890 Mr Sidney J. Webb donated land from his farm “Holly Green” for a Mechanics Institute. The original building was funded by donations and collections from well known local identities. By December 1890 it was noted in records that the equivalent of $286.50 was received from donations and a further $455.20 was receipted from “entertainment”. The total… Read More