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It’s Our Birthday!

Written on May 1, 2019 at 12:45 pm, by

Today the PMI turns 165. On the first of May 1854 a meeting was held in Prahran,  the rules for the new Prahran Mechanics’ Institute were gazetted and the PMI declared itself into existence. William Moss (local congregational minister) moved that the institute should be established at once. Head over to our Blog to findContinue Reading

Media Release: The PMI Victorian History Library Gets Mobile with New Outreach Program

Written on February 11, 2019 at 9:39 am, by

The PMI Victorian History Library Gets Mobile with New Outreach Program The Prahran Mechanics’ Institute Victorian History Library (PMI Victorian History Library) is always looking to find ways to reach Victorian residents. In March, it will launch a new Gippsland outreach program in collaboration with the Wellington Shire Council Libraries. The aim of the programContinue Reading

PMI Library Survey

Written on August 29, 2018 at 2:05 pm, by

PMI Library Survey We’d love to get an idea about who our members are and how you use our library.  The more we know about you, the better we can tailor our programs and services. This survey is anonymous and will only be used by library staff to develop library services and programs. The survey shouldContinue Reading

Plotting History: Michelle Negus Cleary

Written on February 26, 2018 at 9:00 am, by

*Plotting History: Michelle Negus Cleary* You can now check out the most recent ‘Plotting History’ post over on our Blog. This piece was written by archaeologist and PMI member Dr Michelle Negus Cleary who tells us about how she used the PMI Library to research the building that was the former Fulham pub and laterContinue Reading