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Tarwin Lower Memorial Hall Mechanics Institute : 10-April-2013
Tarwin Lower Memorial Hall Mechanics Institute : 10-April-2013

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders / Neil Follett

The Tarwin Lower Mechanics' Institute Library and Hall was built in 1890 at a cost of £235, and was opened on 7 March of that year by F.C. Mason MLA. The cost of the land was £6/12/6 and the first trustees were Alfred Brown, Thomas Lees and Robert Fisher. The hall was the first public building erected in the township and was also used as a school and church. It is now believed to be the oldest extant building, public or otherwise, in Tarwin Lower.

Between 1926 and 1933 the Hall was extended with financial assistance from George Black and other public donations, when it was officially renamed as the Tarwin Lower Memorial Hall in memory of local people who served in the First World War. The 11 August 1933 edition of the "Great Southern Star" reported that the official opening of the additions to the Tarwin Lower Hall took place on 1 September 1933.

Location

Address:Tarwin Lower Road, Tarwin Lower, 3956
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.699444
Long: 145.867467
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1

Dedication

Front Inscription

Memorial Hall
Mechanics Institute

Source: MA,SKP,VWHI,VHD
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