Digby Mechanics' Institute
(1870-present)

Aged 149

Commemorated on 1 plaque

MIV Historical Plaques Program #0012

Digby Mechanics' Institute. Established 1870. The Mechanics' Institute movement began in British urban industrial centres in the early 1800s. A "mechanic" was a person applying skills and technology. During the 19th century, most towns in Victoria established a Mechanics' Institute or Athenaeum with a library and meeting hall. Common objects were the "spread of useful knowledge" and provision for "rational recreation" in the community. This plaque, No. 12 in the MIV series, was unveiled to commemorate restoration by the Digby community in 2005

49 Buckingham Street, Digby, Victoria, Australia where it sited