NOW AVAILABLE! Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts: A History

The Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts: A History is a  beautiful commemorative volume, illustrated in full colour, that reveals how and why SMSA was established as well as many fascinating stories about the people and events in our past.

  • Learn which three Australian Prime Ministers started their political careers in SMSA’s Debating Club.
  • Discover which famous poet met his future wife at a talk he gave at SMSA about love.
  • Find out who Thomas ‘Lemonade’ Ley was and why he is arguably SMSA’s most notorious member.
  • Read what Miles Franklin thought of Adela Pankhurst after attending her lecture.
  • And much, much more.



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SMSA’s history book launched at Government House

FREE Talk – Tuesday 22 October – Garry Wotherspoon: Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts – A History

Win one of three signed first editions of SMSA’s history book!