Agency VA 4808
Geelong and District Cultural Institute
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Date Range: 1956 - 1980
 
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The Geelong and District Cultural Institute Act 1954 was promulgated on 6 March 1956. Among other things, it transferred the property, assets, debts, obligations and liabilities of The Geelong Mechanics' Institute Incorporated to the new incorporated body.
The constitution of the Geelong and District Cultural Institute was set out in the Victorian Gazette No. 236 on 7 March 1956.
The objects of the Institute were the establishment promotion and maintenance of a cultural centre for the benefit of the inhabitants of the City of Geelong and the surrounding district and more particularly-
the cultivation of literature, science and art
;the intellectual improvement and recreation of the inhabitants of the City of Geelong and the surrounding district
;the establishment and maintenance of such libraries, museums, concert halls, lecture rooms, reading rooms, and recreation rooms or halls as the Council thinks proper
;the delivery of lectures, formation of classes, and generally the encouragement and promotion of the social, physical, and intellectual recreation of such inhabitants
;the doing of all such things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the foregoing objects.

The Geelong and District Performing Arts Centre succeeded the Geelong and District Cultural Institute in 1980. The Geelong Performing Arts Centre Trust was established under the Geelong Performing Arts Centre Trust Act 1980 to maintain, control and manage the Geelong Performing Arts Centre, to promote its use and to present and produce performances.
 
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1956 - 1957 Constitution Papers and Newspaper Cuttings (GRS 263) VPRS 15856 Not Applicable
1956 - 1980 Financial Statements (GRS 260, GRS 261) VPRS 15858 Not Applicable
1962 - 1980 Minute Books (GRS 259) VPRS 15857 Not Applicable
1967 - 1979 Building Project General Correspondence (GRS 262) VPRS 15859 Not Applicable
1968 - 1981 Newspaper Cuttings (GRS 293) VPRS 15860 Not Applicable
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1956 - 1980 Arts VF 194
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1956 - 1972 Chief Secretary VRG 26
1972 - 1980 Arts VRG 61