Published Resources Details Conference Paper
- The First Australian Aeroplane and Engine: The Work of L.J.R. Jones
- Second National Conference on Engineering Heritage ‘The Value of Engineering Heritage': Preprints of Papers
- Institution of Engineers, Australia, Barton, Australian Capital Territory, 1985, pp. 91-95
This paper examines the early work of L.J.R. Jones, who was an outstanding figure in the field of aeronautical engineering in Australia in its formative years. Prior to World War I he had designed and constructed three aircraft and their engines, achieving flight in a steam-powered machine in June 1911. His designs were highly innovative and were carried into effect in his own workshop. He was the first Australian to become airborne in a machine in which both airframe and engine were of his own design and construction. He was generally ahead of his contemporaries in carrying his work into effect. Neither historians nor engineers have given him adequate recognition.
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- Second National Conference on Engineering Heritage 'The Value of Engineering Heritage': Preprints of Papers. (Barton, Australian Capital Territory: Institution of Engineers, Australia, 1985), 110 pp. https://search.informit.com.au/browsePublication;isbn=0858252503;res=IELENG. Details