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From: Linda Barraclough <>
Subject: [AUS-VIC-MECH-INST] Two Library Collections
Date: Sun, 08 Apr 2007 10:29:57 +1000
The AUS-VIC-MECH-INST mailing list has been a little quiet of late,
so I thought I would show off my latest finds. They are the libraries
of the Narracan Mechanics' Institute and Free Library from Narracan
East, and the Thorpdale South Mechanics' Institute collection. They
are at Old Gippstown in Moe.
I knew both were there, but have been doing a little more work on
them recently. There are in excess of 2,300 books in the Narracan
Collection (accompanied by minutes and some borrowing records), and
about 200 in the Thorpdale South one.
And, just as an extra, we have identified a Melbourne Public Library
travelling book box, probably from the 1950s, probably from Narracan East.
Photographs of all are at http://gippslandheritagepark.blogspot.com/index.html
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