Images: Lawrence Hargrave (working on a boxkite, Woollahra Point, ca. 1910), photographer unknown, NSW State Library Collection P1/710 / Lawrence Hargrave, aeronautical pioneer and inventor – Portrait (1911), Kerry & Co, 310 George St. Sydney. NSW State Library Collection, P1/711.
Join Michael Adams, from the Lawrence Hargrave Society, in the SMSA’s Mitchell Theatre on Saturday 14 May as he tells the story of Lawrence Hargrave: Father of International Flight.
Lawrence Hargrave was an Australian engineer, inventor and aeronautical pioneer. From 1893, Hargrave began investigations that led him to his second great invention of the box-kite construction. It was this design that, arranged in tandem,would lift him from the beach at Stanwell Park, attached to the ground by piano wire.
Much of the progress that led to manned flying machines can be traced to that event.
Lawrence Hargrave: Father of International Flight (COSHA)