Lawrence Hargrave

By Ella P

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Lawrence Hargrave was born.

1850

Lawrence was born in Greenwich, England.

Travelled to Australia.

1865

Apprenticed in engineering workshops.

1867 - 1872

(Australasion Steam Navigation Co.)

Joined John Dunmore Lang's New Guinea Prospecting Association.

1872

The Ship, Maria, sunk.

Joined William Macleay's Chevert Expodition.

1875 - 1876

Elected a Member of the Royal Society of NSW.

1877

He Married Margaret Preston.

1878

Became an extra observer at the Sydney Observatory.

1879 - 1884

Became a Gentleman-Inventor

1883

Handed theory to Local Royal Society

1884

Handed his latest theory 'Trochoided Plane' to the Local Royal Society.

Devised the first Rotary engine

1887

Invented the first Box kite

1893

The Box Kite helped with making plane flight possible.

Lawrence Died

1915

Lawrence died in Darlinghurst, NSW.