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Free Speech Memorial
Free Speech Memorial

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The Free Speech memorial was built to commemorate the free speech fights by workers and the unemployed in the area in the 1930`s and in particular a young artist, Noel Counihan, who defied the police by speaking from a locked cage on a cart chained to a balustrade.

Noel Counihan (1913-1986) was a painter, cartoonist and illustrator of national standing noted for his socialist-realist style and radical outlook, whose reputation continued to grow after his death.  The memorial also notes the Mechanic Institutes contribution to community knowledge & education.

Location

Address:270 Sydney Road , Mechanics Institute, Brunswick, 3056
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.771331
Long: 144.961487
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Government
Sub-Theme:Dissent
Monument Designer:Simon Perry

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1994
Source: MA
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