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The 11th of September History Calendar

Lawrence Hargrave

On this day 143 years ago in 1874, the celebrated explorer, astronomer, engineer, inventor and aeronautical pioneer Lawrence Hargrave landed at Somerset, Queensland, on the barque after an expedition to New Guinea on the ship. There is a log of this voyage in his diary which is in the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney.

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