Lawrence Hargrave and the UNESCO Memory of the World Register

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In 2004 the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences nominated the papers of Lawrence Hargrave for inclusion in UNESCO’s Australian Memory of the World Register. The Memory of the World Register records surviving significant documentary collections throughout the world and fosters their preservation.

The Lawrence Hargrave collection primarily documents the considerable research undertaken by Lawrence Hargrave in his search for a practical flying machine and power plant. His work was highly influenti...