Lawrence Hargrave – Centenary of Death


6th July 2015 marked the centenary of the death of Lawrence Hargrave.  HARS is making a special effort to remember this amazing engineer, explorer, astronomer, inventor and aeronautical pioneer

During our July Open Days (10-12 July) there will be a display of replicas of Hargraves’ kites.  A replica of Hargraves’ rotary engine will be operated.  These will be supported by a display of models in a mobile trailer, and the showing of the movie “Father of Flight”.

Join us at the HARS Museum as we celebrate the life of this wonderful inventor of flight.

Lawrence Hargrave box kite

Lawrence Hargrave box kite

Lawrence Hargrave rotary engine

Lawrence Hargrave rotary engine