Biographical entry Somerville, George
George Somerville travelled from Sydney to Melbourne in 1839. He described how the drivers coped with steep descents in a wagon by 'spragging' the wheels - that is they thrust a sapling between the spokes of each pair of wheels so that it jammed against the wagon floor.
- 'Somerville, George', Trove, National Library of Australia, 2009, http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1475608. 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_s.html. Details
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