Lawrence Hargrave was born in Greenwich, England.
Hargrave worked at the Sydney observatory.
He also experimented with monoplane models in 1892.
Hargrave did this for the wings of his flying machines.
Lawrence Hargrave lifted himself from the beach at Stanwell Park in a four kite construction.
They were displayed at the Deutshes Museum at Munich.
He became vice-president of the NSW section of the Aerial League of Australia.
Lawrence Hargrave died at Darlinghurst, New South Wales.