Lawrence Hargrave

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Lawrence Hargrave was born.

29 January 1850

Lawrence Hargrave was born in Greenwich, England.

Lawrence Hargrave came to Australia.

1865

Went to work as an assistant astronomical observer.

1878

Hargrave worked at the Sydney observatory.

Lawrence Hargrave became an inventor.

1883

Lawrence Hargrave experimented with monoplane models

1884

He also experimented with monoplane models in 1892.

Hargrave built the compressed air engine.

1889

Lawrence built the compressed air engine

1889

He begun experiments on the behavior of curved surfaces.

1892

Hargrave did this for the wings of his flying machines.

He built 17 unsuccesful steam engines.

February 1892 - August 1892

Hargrave built the box kite.

1893

Lawrence Hargrave lifted himself into the air.

12 November 1894

Lawrence Hargrave lifted himself from the beach at Stanwell Park in a four kite construction.

He became the first vice-presedent.

1909

He became vice-president of the NSW section of the Aerial League of Australia.

His models were accepted by the Bavarian government.

1909

They were displayed at the Deutshes Museum at Munich.

Lawrence Hargrave died.

14 July 1915

Lawrence Hargrave died at Darlinghurst, New South Wales.

Lawrence Hargrave and his box kites were taken off the twenty dollar note.

1966