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Author
Daw, E. D.
Title
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
Imprint
Institution of Engineers, Australia, Barton, Australian Capital Territory, 1985, pp. 91-95
ISBN/ISSN
0858252503
Url
https://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=724840621662742;res=IELENG
Abstract

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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