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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.
|Address:||270 Sydney Road , Mechanics Institute, Brunswick, 3056|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.771331|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Monument Designer:||Simon Perry|
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||1994|