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Poster for evening classes, 1855 (2nd of 2)

Poster for evening classes, 1855

In 1855 John Pearse, the secretary of the Wellington Athenaeum and Mechanics' Institute, advertised for young men to meet at the institute hall to discuss the value of evening classes and which topics might be of interest. These institutions were the domain of men.

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Adult education - Beginnings of adult education, 19th century', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 13 April 2024)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 20 Jun 2012