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Prahran Mechanics Institute - History Week 2010

Date : 07 / 10 / 2010
Author : Robert Broomhead - VK3DN

The Melbourne based Prahran Mechanics Institute, together with many Victorian history groups, will celebrate ‘History Week' during October. This year, at the PMI Library, a display will take place over the week of the 25th to the 30th of October and will feature a WIA Centenary display prepared by well known WIA historian Peter Wolfenden VK3RV. The display titled 'Arena of Wonder' from ‘Wires to Wireless’ is advertised as an extraordinary collection of wireless equipment and memorabilia marking the 100th anniversary of the Wireless Institute of Australia. Many of the items included in the display are from Peter's personal collection. You are encouraged to visit and view this most fascinating display and spend some time in one of Victoria’s specialized local history libraries.

The display will be open to the public Monday through Friday 9.30am till 4.30pm and on Saturday 9.30am 1.00pm. There is no charge for entry.

The Prahran Mechanics Institute is located at 140 High Street, Prahran (Melway reference 2L H12 and 58 D6)and is close to the Prahran Station (Sandringham line), Chapel Street trams (Nos. 78, 79) High Street tram (No. 6) If coming by car, there is 1 hour parking on High Street, and 3 hour parking on Thomas Street.

The Prahran Mechanics Institute can be accessed by clicking the following Link

Related Files

Arena of wonder Advertising Brochure
101004 Arena of Wonder.PDF


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