Back in the swirling mists of time

in the not-so-early, post-colonial era

there existed in the hamlet of Fyans' Ford

an old Mechanics Institute and Free Lending Library.

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On entering the front door
you enter what was then called

the gentleman's retreat

Sexist, I know, but that's the way it was; mechanics being mechanics.
I daresay things have changed over the years...

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The library shelves were filled with e-books; unheard of at the time.

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History

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People

 
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Places

 
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Collections

 
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Industry

 
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Rivers

 
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Other Stuff

 

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Hard  copies

Fyansford.com Hard-copies are:

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  • Subject to a limited print-run (5 copies):

    • One for on-site reference

    • one for presentation to the Geelong Heritage Centre

    • one for primary image/text contributors

    • two for gift-giving to Fyansford.com supporters

 
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