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The Perth Working Men's Institute was founded in 1861. Hasluck does not reveal where this building was, but writes that a new one was opened in June 1887 in Beaufort Street just east of the railway line.
There was also a Mechanics Institute, from 1851. It is not at present known what distinguished the two institutions. In the case of Fremantle the two organisations became one in 1868.
Hasluck, Alexandra & Mollie Lukis 1977, Victorian and Edwardian Perth from Old Photographs, John Ferguson, Sydney.
See also: Mechanics Institute.
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