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The local inhabitants of the gold town of Fryerstown held a meeting on the 25th November 1861 and decided to build a Mechanics Institute to commemorate Burke and Wills.

The residents of Castlemaine, (approximately 10 kilometres away) were outraged that the money would not be contributed towards their memorial. £300 was raised and the foundation stone laid in April 1863. The Mechanics Institute opened in late 1863.

Location

Address:Castlemaine & Camp Streets, Fryerstown, 3451
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.141159
Long: 144.250149
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Exploration

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 7th April, 1863
Front Inscription

1863

Burke and Wills Mechanics Institute

 

Source: MA
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