Wackett, Lawrence James, (Sir) (1896-1982)

Also known as
Wackett, L. J. (Lawrence James), (Sir) (1896-1982)
Wackett, Lawrence James (1896-1982)
Field of activity
Aeronautical engineer; Air Force Officer; Aircraft Designer; Aeronautical Engineer; aircraft-industry pioneer
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Sir Lawrence James Wackett (1896-1982), air force officer, aircraft designer, aeronautical engineer and aircraft-industry pioneer, was born on 2 January 1896 at Townsville, Queensland, eldest of two...

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Lawrence Wackett was the founder and, from 1936-1960, the Managing Director of the Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation.

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Resources for Lawrence James Wackett

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Wackett, Lawrence James
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Aircraft Pioneer: an autobiography
    Wackett, L. J.
    Published: Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1972
  3. The CA-15 Fighter - an Item of Aeronautical Engineering Heritage
    Martin, R. L.
    Published: Institution of Engineers, Australia, Barton, ACT, 1994
    Series: First Australasian Conference on Engineering Heritage 1994: Old Ways in a New Land; Preprints of Papers, 115-120
  4. Technology in Australia 1788-1988
    Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 2000

Resources by Lawrence James Wackett (4)

  1. Papers of Sir Lawrence Wackett
    Wackett, Lawrence James, Sir, 1896-1982
    [ Unpublished : 1919-1969 ]
    At National Library
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 221,984.75)

  2. Aircraft Pioneer
    Wackett, Lawrence James Sir, 1896-1982
    [ Book : 1972 ]
    At RUSI Victoria
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 162,972.25)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 162,972.25)

  3. My hobby is trout fishing / by L.J. Wackett
    Wackett, Lawrence James Sir, 1896-1982
    [ Book : 1946 ]
    At 5 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 86,596.898)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 86,596.898)

  4. Studies of an angler / by Wing Commander L. J. Wackett
    Wackett, Lawrence James Sir, 1896-1982
    [ Book : 1950 ]
    At 7 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 86,431.055)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 86,431.055)

Resources about Lawrence James Wackett (7)

  1. Papers of Sir Lawrence Wackett
    Wackett, Lawrence James, Sir, 1896-1982
    [ Unpublished : 1919-1969 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 221,655.062)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 221,655.062)

  2. [Biographical cuttings on Lawrence James Wackett, Sir, aircraft designer, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
    [ Published : 1900-1990 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 192,515.484)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 192,515.484)

  3. Aircraft Pioneer
    Wackett, Lawrence James Sir, 1896-1982
    [ Book : 1972 ]
    At RUSI Victoria
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 162,099.875)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 162,099.875)

  4. [Tin trunk]
    [ Object : 1940 ]
    At National Library
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  5. Aviator Captain Wacket wearing a suit and aviation cap, New South Wales, ca. 1930s
    Fairfax Corporation
    [ Photograph : 1930-1939 ]
    Languages: No linguistic content
    View online
    At National Library
    Aviator Captain Wacket wearing a suit and aviation cap, New South Wales, ca. 1930s
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 105,771.281)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 105,771.281)

  6. Mr. Essington Lewis, Wing Commander L.J. Wackett, Mr. H.G. Darling and Sir Colin Fraser standing in front of a Wirraway aircraft, Fishermans Bend, Melbourne, Victoria, 1939
    Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation (Australia)
    [ Photograph : 1939 ]
    Languages: No linguistic content
    View online
    At National Library
    Mr. Essington Lewis, Wing Commander L.J. Wackett, Mr. H.G. Darling and Sir Colin Fraser standing in front of a Wirraway aircraft, Fishermans Bend, Melbourne, Victoria, 1939
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 70,660.008)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 70,660.008)

  7. Aircraft pioneer : an autobiography
    Wackett, Lawrence James., Sir
    [ Book : 1972 ]
    At 33 libraries
    Aircraft pioneer : an autobiography
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 66,294.406)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 66,294.406)

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  1. SMALL ARMS. THE LITHGOW FACTORY.
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Friday 5 March 1937 p 10 Article
    ... . Commander Wackett was materially assisted in his construction of the seaplane Wid-geon, some of the parts ... . During the war years, Mr. McKay, of Sunshine Harvester fame, was as-sociated with production. Mr. James ... 1202 words
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    ... Chancellor ol the Onlversltv (Sir James Barrett) and Ladj Barrett the vice chancellar 'Dr R C Prlestlej I and ... BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS AS DECORATIONS Successful Pay Parly Ball The Lieutenant-Governor (Sir Frederick ... 4003 words
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    ... HEYDON, Secretary Albert, Sassoon, 4/25 Sir Thomas Mitchell road, Bondi, 22 3 66, Anderson, Joseph ... James, 12 Andrew-avenue Canley Heights, 15 6 66 Eabry, Edwin George, 9 Ridge-street, Gordon, 7 6 66 ... 1137 words
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    ... Archibald, 380 McDowell James W., 338 McEvoy Lawrence, 283 McFadden Jane, alias Brown, &c., 235 Mc ... Peter, 67 Finn Mrs., 366 Finnegan Lawrence, 178 Fisher John ,92 do Charles, 170 Fishbourne James, 257 ... 33466 words
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    Launching of two water buses, (designed by Wing Commander Laurence Wackett), Morts Dock, Balmain
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