Biographical entry Jones, L. V. R.
- Aircraft designer
- Alternative Names
- Jones, L. J. R.
L. V. R. (or L.J.R.) Jones, of Ryde, New South Wales, built his first aircraft in 1907, but his own power plant for that aircraft was not successful. His Bleriot-type monoplane, which was steam powered, flew for the first time in 1911, and another one, powered by a petrol engine, flew in 1912. In 1927, Jones designed and built the Wonga, the first aeroplane in Australia which used steel instead of wood for the majority of its structure.
- 'Jones, L. V. R.', Trove, National Library of Australia, 2009, http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1477065. Details
- Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Technology in Australia 1788-1988, Online edn, Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 3 May 2000, http://www.austehc.unimelb.edu.au/tia/index_j.html. Details
- Daw, E. D., 'The First Australian Aeroplane and Engine: The Work of L.J.R. Jones', in Second National Conference on Engineering Heritage ‘The Value of Engineering Heritage’: Preprints of Papers, Institution of Engineers, Australia, Barton, ACT, 1985, pp. 91-95. Also available at https://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=724840621662742;res=IELENG. Details
- Daw, E. D., 'Australia's First All-steel Monoplane', in Fourth National Conference on Engineering Heritage 1988: Preprints of Papers, Institution of Engineers, Australia, Barton, ACT, 1988, pp. 30-33. Also available at https://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=623551790368828;res=IELENG. Details
- Daw, E.D., 'Recording Engineering Heritage: The work of L.J.R. Jones', in Sixth National Conference on Engineering Heritage, 1992, Hobart 5-7 October 1992: Preprints of Papers, Institution of Engineers, Australia, Tasmania Division, Hobart, TAS, 1992, pp. 67-72. Also available at https://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=424570290302510;res=IELENG. Details
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