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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.

Entity Relations

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 Control Information

Record type: corporate name

Editorial status: draft

Language encoding standard: iso639-2b

Script encoding standard: iso15924

Date encoding standard: iso8601

Country encoding standard: iso3166-1

Owner encoding standard: iso15511

Record identifier: AUS::AUSTEHC::Australian Science at Work::A000151

Maintenance history:

Name Date Event
Ailie Smith 17 February 2000 create
Ailie Smith 2 July 2001 update

Language/Script of description: English in Latin script