This BMI's Archives Collection dates from c. 1857, and including minutes, correspondence, annual reports, lithographs, artefacts and objects.
Meetings and Lectures 1859 – 1863
The Meetings and Lectures database contains information of activities undertaken by the Institute in the years 1859-1863.
This period includes the inauguration, start of educational lectures, the move from the Ballarat fire brigade station in Barkly street to the new building in Sturt street, and the early entertainment and fund-raising functions.
This information is taken from contemporary issues of the ‘Ballarat Star’, and the reference to these particular issues is also shown in the database to allow further research, as a few of the longer reports are curtailed on-line to conserve download time.
All original copies of these newspapers are in the BMI collection.