Harrison, James (1816-1893)

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Journalist; Inventor
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James Harrison (1816?-1893), journalist and inventor, was born at Bonhill near Renton, Dunbartonshire, Scotland, the son of a fisherman. James was apprenticed to a printer at Glasgow where he managed to...

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James Harrison worked as a journalist on various newspapers in Victoria from his arrival there in 1839 until his return to England about 1873. He was also a keen inventor, being a pioneer in all kinds of refrigeration and in 1873 he won a gold medal at the Melbourne Exhibition by proving that meat kept frozen for months remained perfectly edible.

Born Renton, near Ben Lomond, Scotland, April 1816?. Died Geelong, Victoria, 3 September 1893. Educated Evening College and Mechanics' Institute, Glasgow. Apprentice printer, Glasgow; compositor, London 1832-37; to Sydney with printing equipment for the 1837; foreman, Sydney and work for the 1837-39; worked for the 1839-40; founder, 1840, editor 1840-67, owner 1842-62; also founded and 1950; founder 1865-67; editor, Melbourne from 1867. Designed and built the plant for the first Australian manufacture of ice 1854; formed the Sydney Ice Company with P.N. Russell 1860; designed a revolutionary refrigerator 1860; work on the refrigeration of ships for the export of meat from 1870; in England ca 1873-92, working as a journalist on the under the name "Oedipus"; returned to Geelong 1892, continuing to write and making plans to produce soda from his block. His portrait is in the Geelong Art Gallery.

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Harrison, James
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Harrison, James (1816?-1893), journalist and inventor
    Bruce-Wallace, L. G.
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1966
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 1, 520-521
  3. James Harrison, Pioneering Genius
    Lang, William Rawson
    Published: Neptune Press, Newtown, 1982
  4. Back to the Future: the James Harrison Memorial Oration
    Young, Neville
    Published: 1991
    Series: AIRAH Journal, 45, 3, 9-12
  5. James Harrison - Pioneering Genius
    Jones, L.
    Published: 1983
    Series: Australian Physicist, 10, 179
  6. Ice Making Machinery (Patent, 27 July, 1860)
    Harrison, James
    Published: 1848-68
    Series: Specifications of Letters of Registration of Patents for Inventions - South Australia, 1, 8
  7. James Harrison: Inventor and Science Journalist
    Morrison, Elizabeth
    Published: 1998
    Series: Australasian Science, 19, 10, 48
  8. Chemistry in Australia Bibliography
    Collins, David
    Published: eScholarship Research Centre, 2009
  9. Technology in Australia 1788-1988
    Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 2000

Resources by James Harrison (2)

  1. Water supply to Geelong : strictures on the last report (20th February) of the engineer of the Geelong Water Commission
    Harrison, James, 1816-1893
    [ Book : 1857 ]
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    At 2 libraries
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  2. Further strictures on the Wormbete scheme of water supply to Geelong / by James Harrison
    Harrison, James, 1816-1893
    [ Book : 1858 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  1. James Harrison, pioneering genius / W.R. (Roy) Lang
    Lang, W. R. (William Rawson)
    [ Book : 1982-2003 ]
    At 28 libraries
    James Harrison, pioneering genius / W.R. (Roy) Lang
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  2. The Geelong advertiser, 1840-1865 "the Harrison years" / T.T. Bracher
    Bracher, Timothy T
    [ Book : 1983 ]
    At Deakin Uni Library
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  3. The Geelong Advertiser, 1840-1865
    Bracher, Timothy T
    [ Unpublished : 1983 ]
    At State Library VIC
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    Eric Harrison was born at Clinkers Hill near Castlemaine in Victoria in 1886. Harrison left Australia for England in 1911 together with Harry Hawker, Harry Busteed and Harry Kauper all in search of c...

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  1. Biographical notes on James Harrison
    Harrison, James, 1806-1893
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  3. [Biographical cuttings on James Harrison, sir, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
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  1. PILGRIMAGE A Pilgrimage will be made of 3 o'clock this after noon to the grave of James Harrison, in Geelong's Eastern Cemetery.
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Thursday 13 September 1956 p 18 Article Illustrated
    ... heedless: + + + In memory of James Harrison, died 3rd September, 1893, aged 77 years Scientific discoverer ... printer. Born in a Scottish fishing village in 1816, he was apprenticed as a printer when 12 years old ... 1488 words
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  2. JAMES HARRISON
    Geelong Advertiser (Vic. : 1859 - 1926) Wednesday 5 September 1923 p 11 Article
    ... JAMES HARRISON By Arthur Jose in 'The Foriiin' Sumru'lieiv Ir'Uvi'oii 1-ocli Loinonil and tlm Clyde ... young Harrison was .-elected to take tins out to Sydney. H would be i'tei'esting to know vliy anyone ... 1294 words
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  3. OBITUARY. MR. JAMES HARRISON.
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  1. Website: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
    www.eoas.info
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  2. Website: Using Lives: Essays in Australian Biography and History
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