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Biographical entry Michell, Anthony George Maldon (George) (1870 - 1959)


21 June 1870
Islington, England
17 February 1959
Camberwell, Victoria, Australia
Engineer and Inventor


George Michell was a consulting engineer based in Melbourne. He invented the Michell Thrust Bearing, a tilting-pad device which made possible much of the modern development of steam and water turbines and of propeller drives for large fast ships.


Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Anthony George Maldon Michell - Records, 1959 - 1964, MS 044; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Book Sections

  • Walker, Sydney, 'Michell, Anthony George Mauldon (1870-1959), Engineer and Inventor', in Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 10, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1986, pp. 492-494. Also available at Details

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See also

McCarthy, G.J.