Useful Knowledge

The Magazine of the Mechanics' Institutes of Victoria Inc.


The first newsletter of the Mechanics' Institutes of Victoria Inc. was issued in 1999. Since then, it has developed and grown into more than just a newsletter, but the Magazine of the Mechanics' Movement worldwide.


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Useful Knowledge 54

Autumn 2021

* Mechanics’ Institutes Worldwide 2021 - Edinburgh

* Professor Philip Candy Archive

*MIV’s History and Architectural Drawing Competitions

* Stanley Tells ‘Her’ Story

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Spring/Summer 2020

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Autumn-Winter 2020

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Summer-Autumn 2020

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Spring 2019

*Alan Duffy Delivers Wesson Lecture

*It's Happening at the Hall

*MIV's History and Architectural Drawing Competitions

*Ex-Libris: Perth Literary Institute

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Autumn/Winter 2019

*Alan Duffy to Deliver Wesson Lecture

*Featured Institute: Seaview Mechanics' Institute

*Launch of Frankston MI history



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