Biographical entry Wardell, V. A.
V. A. Wardell was Manager of Lysaght at Port Kembla. He recognised the possibilities of the Owen (qv) Gun and had Lysaght make a trial gun with modifications and eventually mass produce the final version of the gun. It remained in use as the standard sub-machine gun for the Australian Army from 1942 to 1966.
- 'Wardell, V. A.', Trove, National Library of Australia, 2009, http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1476928. 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_w.html. Details
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