Open discussion on the evolution of Australian and New Zealand Thought

Thursday, 27 September 2007

The Mechanics Institutes in Australia

Following Jim's piece on the WEA in New Zealand it might be interesting to check out this post that I wrote a year or two ago on the Mechanics Institutes of Australia, a very similar kind of adult education movement. (A couple of the links are dead).

Possibly the Scottish presence in NZ contributed to the enthusiasm for education!

1 comment:

Jim Belshaw said...

Your original post was interesting, Rafe.

Do you know what the differences were between literary institutes, mechanics institutes and schools of arts? I have always wondered.

I have some material written on the Free Libary Movement in NSW. I will put this up at some point.