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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Resources for James Harrison

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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. Technology and agriculture in Australia
    Arthur, Ian
    Published: 2018
    Series: ASHET News, 11, 1, 3-8
  9. Chemistry in Australia Bibliography
    Collins, David
    Published: eScholarship Research Centre, 2009
  10. 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
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 49,486.363)

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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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Resources about James Harrison (4)

  1. The Geelong Advertiser, 1840-1865
    Bracher, Timothy T
    [ Unpublished : 1983 ]
    At State Library VIC
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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. James Harrison, pioneering genius / W.R. (Roy) Lang
    Lang, W. R. (William Rawson)
    [ Book : 1982-2003 ]
    At 23 libraries
    James Harrison, pioneering genius / W.R. (Roy) Lang
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  4. Unravelling the images : the Fawkner Press / by Peter Marsh
    Marsh, Peter
    [ Book : 2013 ]
    At 2 libraries
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  1. Harrison, Ian James (1944-)
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  1. Harrison, Jones, & Devlin (Limited) v. Atkins James.
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Friday 20 May 1887 [Issue No.295] p 3438

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    ... In the Supreme Court of New South Walej. Sheriff's Office, Sydney, 18th May, 1887. Harrison, Jones ... , & Devlin (Limited) v. Atkins James. ON Thursday, tlie 23rd day of June, 1887, at noon, unless the writ of ... 275 words
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  2. Between James Harrison Pollard, plaintiff, and Abraham Haslam, defendant.
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Friday 11 February 1870 [Issue No.31] p 339

    Government Gazette Private Notices

    ... In the Supreme Court of New South Wales. Between James Harrison Pollard, plaintiff, and Abraham ... 337 words
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  3. IN the will of GEORGE JAMES HARRISON, late of
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 13 July 1962 [Issue No.66] p 2070

    Government Gazette Private Notices

    ... IN the will of GEORGE JAMES HARRISON, late of Auburn, in the State of New South Wales, retired ... the will of the said George James Harrison, who died on the 11th May, 1957, hereby gives notice that ... 179 words
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  1. James O. Harrison papers
    Harrison, James O., 1804-1888
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  2. Papers of James Harrison Wilson
    Wilson, James Harrison, 1837-1925
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  3. James Harrison Goodnow papers
    Goodnow, James Harrison, 1826-1908
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    Harrison, Peter, 1918-1990
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  2. Australian man James Harrison saves more than 2 million lives by donating his blood
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    Harrison, Wayne, 1953-
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    At National Library
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  4. Interview with Geoffrey John Harrison / Interviewer: Alison McDougall
    Harrison, Geoffrey John, 1928-2007
    [ Sound : 2006 ]
    At State Library S Aust
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  1. Scio, Harrison County, Ohio. / Drawn by T. M. Fowler
    Fowler, T. M. (Thaddeus Mortimer), 1842-1922
    [ Photograph, Map : 1899 ]
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  2. Plan of 17.3.1 applied for on lease under Part II of the Mines Act 1890 by James Harrison App 14/93
    Victoria. Mines Department
    [ Map : 1894 ]
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    At State Library VIC
    Plan of 17.3.1 applied for on lease under Part II of the Mines Act 1890 by James Harrison App 14/93
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  3. Map of Doddridge and Harrison counties showing agricultural soils / West Virginia Geological Survey, I.C. White, state geologist ; soils by Charles N. Mooney and W. J. Latimer of U.S. Dept. of Agriculture
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    [ Map : 1912 ]
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    Harrison, John James (WWI Soldier) - List of articles in Trove
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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. James Harrison : pioneering genius
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  2. Ernest James Harrison
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    [ Book : 1990 ]
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  1. JAMES HARRISON
    Geelong Advertiser (Vic. : 1859 - 1929) Wednesday 5 September 1923 p 11 Article
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  2. JAMES HARRISON OIL PAINTING.
    Geelong Advertiser (Vic. : 1859 - 1929) Thursday 2 April 1914 p 2 Article
    ... havo also writton Messrs. James Miller, J. C. Syine and Jo!;n Traill to makr a point of insj ... 226 words
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  3. WEDDING. HARRISON—JAMES.
    Circular Head Chronicle (Stanley, Tas. : 1906 - 1954) Wednesday 24 June 1931 p 2 Article
    ... WEDDING. HARRISON—JAMES. * A quiet but pretty wedding was solemnir.ed on June 1st'at the Baptist ... Manse, Smithton, the contracting par-' ties being cftorge Henry", only son of Mr. and Mrs. G. Harrison ... 188 words
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  1. James Harrison: 1815-1893
    Webster, E. M
    Victorian Historical Magazine
    [ Article : 1945 ]
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  2. James Harrison, Inventor, Newspaper Proprietor & Mayor of Geelong, Victoria (1816-1893)
    Matthew Churchward; Unknown creator; Unknown artist
    [ Article : 2006 ]
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    At Museum Victoria Coll
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  3. JAMES HARRISON: FATHER OF REFRIGERATION
    McKinlay, Brian
    Walkabout.
    [ Article : 1968 ]
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  4. James Harrison: a study in entrepreneurial failure
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    Bulletin of the Business Archives Council of Australia
    [ Article : 1961 ]
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