Lawrence Hargrave

Lawrence Hargrave

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Lawrence Hargrave (29 January 1850 - 14 July 1915) was an engineer, explorer, astronomer, inventor and aeronautical pioneer. Hargrave was born in Greenwich, England, the second son of John Fletcher Hargrave (later attorney-general of NSW) and was educated at Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Kirkby Lonsdale, Westmorland. He immigrated to Australia with his family, arriving in Sydney on 5 November 1865 on the La Hogue. He circumnavigated Australia on the Ellemere after being offered a place. Although he had shown ability in mathematics at his English school he failed the matriculation examination and in 1867 took on an engineering apprenticeship with the Australasian Steam Navigation Company in Sydney. He later on found the experience of great use in constructing his models.show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 118g
  • Miss Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136636204
  • 9786136636207