Hawker, H. G. (Harry George) (1889-1921)

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Hawker, Harry George (1889-1921)
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Aviator; Aeronautical engineer
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Harry George Hawker (1889-1921), aviator, was born on 22 January 1889 at South Brighton, Melbourne, son of George Hawker, blacksmith, and his wife Mary Ann, née Anderson, both Victorian-born. He attended...

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Harry Hawker trained as a mechanic in Melbourne and in 1911 left for England to become an aviator. He was employed by the Sopwith Aviation Co. and trained as a pilot, aircraft designer and general troubleshooter. His designed the revolutionary Sopwith Tabloid.

Born Moorabbin, Victoria, 22 January 1889. Died Hendon, England, 12 July 1921. Trainee mechanic, Melbourne branch, Hall & Warden bicycle depot 1901-04; qualified motor mechanic, Tarrant Motor and Engineering Co 1905-07; his own car servicing workshop, Caramut, western Victoria 1907-11; Commer Car Company, England 1911; Mercedes Company 1912; Austro-Daimler Company 1912; Sopwith Aviation Company working on the Sopwith-Wright biplane 1912, test pilot and designer 1912-ca 1918, designing the Sopwith Tabloid 1913; shipped the Tabloid to Australia and gave practical flying exhibitions 1914, carrying many notable citizens as passengers; speedboard and motor racing events 1919; formed the H.G. Hawker Engineering Company 1920. £1,000 prize for the first flight of 1,000 miles on an outward course 1913; £5,000 for first pilot to fly over 1,000 miles of water without touching down 1919; drove the first car to reach 100 miles an hour 1920.

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Resources for H. G. Hawker

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Hawker, Harry George
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Hawker, Harry George (1889-1921)
    Sheehy, Thomas
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1983
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 9, 233-234

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  1. Papers in photo album of Harry Hawker
    Hawker, H. G. (Harry George), 1889-1921
    [ Unpublished : 1919 ]
    At National Library
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  2. Our Atlantic attempt / by H. G. Hawker ... and K. Mackenzie-Grieve ... with a preface by Major-General J. E. B. Seely ... with fourteen illustrations and six diagrams
    Hawker, H. G. (Harry George), 1889-1921
    [ Book : 1919-2007 ]
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    Our Atlantic attempt / by H. G. Hawker ... and K. Mackenzie-Grieve ... with a preface by Major-General J. E. B. Seely ... with fourteen illustrations and six diagrams
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  3. Early birds / H. C. Miller
    Miller, Horace Clive, 1893-
    [ Book, Audio book : 1962-1968 ]
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Resources about H. G. Hawker (25)

  1. Papers in photo album of Harry Hawker
    Hawker, H. G. (Harry George), 1889-1921
    [ Unpublished : 1919 ]
    At National Library
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  2. [Biographical cuttings on Harry George Hawker, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
    [ Published : 1900-1990 ]
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  3. Reproduction of a portrait of Harry George Hawker, ca. 1918
    [ Photograph : 1914-1921 ]
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    Reproduction of a portrait of Harry George Hawker, ca. 1918
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  4. Our Atlantic attempt / by H. G. Hawker ... and K. Mackenzie-Grieve ... with a preface by Major-General J. E. B. Seely ... with fourteen illustrations and six diagrams
    Hawker, H. G. (Harry George), 1889-1921
    [ Book : 1919-2007 ]
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    Our Atlantic attempt / by H. G. Hawker ... and K. Mackenzie-Grieve ... with a preface by Major-General J. E. B. Seely ... with fourteen illustrations and six diagrams
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  5. Harry Hawker - Aviator
    Sheehy, Tom
    [ Book : 1974 ]
    At RHSV Library
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  6. Welcoming crowds in London for aviator H.G.Hawker
    [ Photograph : 1919 ]
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    Welcoming crowds in London for aviator H.G.Hawker
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  7. Harry Hawker with a group of men, [ca. 1914]
    [ Photograph : 1914 ]
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    Harry Hawker with a group of men, [ca. 1914]
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  8. Harry Hawker with a Sopwith Baby seaplane, ca. 1915
    [ Photograph : 1915 ]
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    Harry Hawker with a Sopwith Baby seaplane, ca. 1915
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  9. The terrific reception given to Hawker and Grieve by members of the Australian army and the Londoners, 1919
    [ Photograph : 1919 ]
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  10. Album of postcards
    [ Poster, chart, other : 1919 ]
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