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04-May-2017
04-May-2017

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The Braille Library commemorates May. D. Harrison, founder of the Victorian Association of Braille Writers.

May Harrison was the Honorable Secretary of the Victorian Association of Braille Writers (established in 1894) which initiated Australia`s first Braille Library where she was employed as the first Chief Librarian from 1894 until her death in 1912.

The building is now used as a community centre.

Location

Address:Commercial Road, Braille Library, Prahran, 3181
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.8525
Long: 144.995
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Community

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 26th October, 1918
Front Inscription

This foundation stone was laid by Sir Edward Mitchell K.C.  K.C.M.G.

October 26th 1918.

This Library is the gift of the Edward Wilson Trust.

This Library is dedicated to the late May D. Harrison

Founder of Victorian Association of Braille Writers

Source: MA,VMR,RHSV
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