Biographical entry Wilkinson, James
- Flour miller
James Wilkinson, a convict, was one of the earliest millwrights in New South Wales. He produced a walking machine, the principal wheel of which was 15 feet (4.57 metres) in diameter. It was operated by two men walking inside, but because of the shrinkage of timbers in the morticed wheels and the failure of timber cogs, it was not a success.
- 'Wilkinson, James', Trove, National Library of Australia, 2009, http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1476917. 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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