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  • 85/1497 Crucibles (6), ceramic, used at Sydney Observatory workshop, maker unknown
  • 85/1498 Ladles (2), (metallurgists), iron, used at Sydney Observatory workshop, maker unknown, c 1950
  • 85/1499 Pit saw, steel blade, wooden handle, used at Sydney Observatory workshop, maker unknown, 1950-1960
  • 85/1500 Pitch-fork, (garden or hay), used at Sydney Observatory workshop, 1930-1950
  • Two rain gauge measuring cylinders.
    85/1913 Rain gauges (2), measuring cylinders, glass, made by Angelo Tornaghi, used at Sydney Observatory, New South Wales, Australia, 1861-1900
  • 85/1914 Sieve, cylindrical, copper, used at Sydney Observatory workshop, [Australia]
  • 85/1915 Funnel, conical, ceramic, size 6 (or 9), used at Sydney Observatory workshop, [1930-1950]
  • 85/1916 Mortar & pestle, ceramic, used at Sydney Observatory workshop, made in [England]
  • 85/1917 Cylinder, glass, graduated, used at Sydney Observatory
  • 85/1918 Cylinder, glass, graduated, stoppered, used at Sydney Observatory, Australia, 20th century
  • 85/1919 Measuring vessel, possibly rain gauge, glass with spout, used at Sydney Observatory
  • 85/1920 Tubing (2 pieces), chemical glassware, used at Sydney Observatory
  • 85/1921 Watch glasses (2), used at Sydney Observatory
  • 85/1922 Test tube, fused silica, used at Sydney Observatory
  • 85/1923 Tube, sealed glass, containing liquid, used at Sydney Observatory
  • 85/1924 Glass discharge tube, used at Sydney Observatory
  • 85/1925 Discharge tubes (3), glass, (containing powders), used at Sydney Observatory
  • 85/1926 Vessels (5), glass, handblown, used at Sydney Observatory
  • 85/1927 Filter flask, glass, used at Sydney Observatory, Crown, Australia
  • 85/1928 Boiling flasks (2), glass, used at Sydney Observatory
  • 85/1929 Funnel & filter chamber, porcelain/glass, used at Sydney Observatory, Buchner's, Japan/England
  • 85/1930 Roentgen tubes (2), X-ray, used at Sydney Observatory, Newton & Co, London, England


William Hudson Shaw's Lawrence Hargrave Archive Collection




Papers created or collected by William Hudson Shaw during his biographical research on Lawrence Hargrave dating from 1856 to 1977.

William Hudson Shaw, Qantas Airlines executive and aviation historian, was born in 1910. Shaw has had a long association with the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences dating from the late 1950s. He played a major role in securing the return to Australia of Lawrence Hargrave's models from the Deutsches Museum, Munich in 1960 and of Hargrave's journals and drawings (P3321) from the Royal Aeronautical Society, London in 1963. Over the years 1965 to 1971 he compiled an index to Hargrave's journals and New Guinea diaries and a schedule of his drawings (see Volume 2 of the Guide to P3321). Shaw was made an Honorary Associate of the Museum in 1977. He is the author of Lawrence Hargrave: explorer, inventor and aviation experimenter, with Olaf Ruhen (published in 1977) and also of numerous articles on Hargrave. The archive includes a collection of photographs of and relating to Hargrave and his flying machines, as well as a manuscript of Shaw's biography of Hargrave, and research and reference material. This archive is an important complement to the other two significant Lawrence Hargrave collections held by the Powerhouse.

By appointment - Powerhouse Museum Archives

A selection of photographs is available on the Powerhouse Website. A printed guide to the full archive is available at the museum (P2903).


Aeronautics; Air transport; Flight technology; Inventions and innovations

Archives; Manuscripts; Photographs


Lawrence Hargrave; Willam Hudson Shaw


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