Taradale Mechanics' Institute. Established on this site c. 1858. 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. 4 in the MIV series, was unveiled in 2004.

Photo of Taradale Mechanics' Institute blue plaque
bron lowden on Flickr
Photo of Taradale Mechanics' Institute blue plaque
bron lowden on Flickr
This is an approximate position

by Mechanics' Institutes of Victoria Inc. in 2003 #0004 of the MIV Historical Plaques Program series

Colour: blue

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