Working Men's College. [8 May 1882–23 November 1933]
Although it was not until 1887 that the first students attended the Working Men's College, the College had been in planning since 8 May 1882, when the concept was approved by the Trades Hall Committee (now the Trades Hall Council), and a financial committee was established. The Working Men's College was created to teach technical trades.
Subordinate: School of Engineering. c1887–1967
Subsequent: The Melbourne Technical College. 23 November 1933–July 1954
Primary: State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts
Collection. James Alexander Smith–Papers. MS 11370. 1878–1933. 1.1 m
Papers, 1878-1933. Includes general correspondence; correspondence and technical papers concerning Working Men's College; lectures; correspondence relating to Victorian Institute of Engineers, Victorian Railways, Royal Society of Victoria, Microscopical Society of Victoria, and various other societies; miscellaneous items; and press cuttings.
Primary: Murray-Smith, Stephen and Dare, Anthony John. The Tech. A Centenary History of the Royal Melbourne Institute Of Technology. Melbourne: Hyland House, 1987.
Record type: corporate name
Editorial status: draft
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Record identifier: AUS::AUSTEHC::Australian Science at Work::A000151
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