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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.


Address:270 Sydney Road , Mechanics Institute, Brunswick, 3056
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.771331
Long: 144.961487
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Government
Monument Designer:Simon Perry


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1994
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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