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February 2021

A G M Michell, Australia’s greatest engineer?

February 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Anthony George Maldon (AGM) Michell was undoubtedly one of the greatest Australian engineers. A prolific inventor, he is best known for his tilting pad thrust bearing. It remains one of the greatest inventions in lubrication science, and revolutionised ship propulsion – without it, modern shipping would not be possible. Michell made significant contributions to Australia’s proud engineering heritage, and is truly one of our unsung heroes.

Cataloguing Clinics 2021

February 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Jillian Hiscock, the RHSV Collections Manager, started these cataloguing clinics during the early days of COVID and they suit Zoom very well. The clinics run for an hour from 11am - 12noon on the 4th Thursday of each month. They are a relaxed gathering of people who are finding their way through the intricacies of cataloguing material in historical collections which, as we all know, fall between a library and a museum with sometimes a bit of art gallery thrown in. 

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