Industrial and Art Exhibition 1861

Exhibition of applied arts, science and technology held by the Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts.

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Date of event
25 Feb 1861 - 03 Apr 1861
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Industrial and Art Exhibition 1861

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2011

Devised as a publicity event, and to raise funds for the Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts, the Industrial Exhibition of 1861 revealed Sydneysiders' interest in science, technology and self-education when it attracted over 500 visitors per day for nearly six weeks.