Lawrence Hargrave Object Collection
A collection of objects made by or relating to the aviation pioneer Lawrence Hargrave dated between 1865 and 1915.
The Powerhouse Museum holds a large collection of material relating to the aviation pioneer Lawrence Hargrave. Hargrave's greatest contribution to aeronautics was the invention of the box or cellular kite. He also had a number of other areas of research and interest, such as his exploration work in the Torres Straits and New Guinea. This collection of objects complements and illuminates the Hargrave archival material held by the Powerhouse Museum. It comprises almost one hundred objects made by or relating to Lawrence Hargrave. The collection includes a number of models made by Hargraves, including models of flying machines, ships and kites. It also includes engines, propellers and experimental models. There are also items owned and used by Hargrave and his family as well as reproductions made by the Museum based on Hargrave's designs.
By appointment - Powerhouse Museum Archives
Parts of this collection are digitised and available on the Powerhouse Museum website.
Aeronautics; Air transport; Aviation; Exploration; Flight technology; Inventions and innovations
Engines; Models; Propellers
Papua New Guinea; Australia