Mechanics Institute, Masonic Lodge, Town Hall, Hay Street, Perth, Western Australia ca. 1870-1880By Remembering the Past Australia / March 3, 2022 / Australia / 0 Comments
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
This image is part of the Colonial Office photographic collection held at The National Archives UK.
Established on 21 January 1851, the Swan River Mechanics’ Institute was the Swan River Colony’s first cultural centre. In time, it was to house an extensive and well-used subscription library and a natural history collection, including botanical, zoological and mineral specimens. It was replaced by a new building in 1899.
Showing the Mechanics Institute, Masonic Lodge and Town Hall on Hay Street, Perth, Western Australia. Original photo ca. 1870-1880.
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