- Family History Research Centre - 46 Delaware St, Chermside
- 15th March 2023 - 15th March 2023
- 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Presenting…Innovation and Invention: Patents, Trademarks and Designs
Guest Speaker: Eve Terry, National Archives of Australia (NAA)
Australia has long been a nation of innovators; from unique and quirky inventions to everyday items, all designed to make Aussie lives better. Join us for a seminar that takes you on a journey through the history of Australian patent submissions, trademarks and designs. Hear from inventors in their own words as they sing the praises of their innovations in domestic appliances, farming tools, sport and technology, just to name a few! (about 1 hour)
Followed by a presentation by QFHS Members whose ancestors helped invent refrigeration: Chris Schuetz, Wendy Angliss and Beverley Hay
Some pre-NAA inventions towards a very important technology of Queensland: refrigeration. Quite ordinary individuals often took out patents in one of the Australian Colonies or in Britain. Three QFHS members will discuss their three ancestors who worked on making refrigeration available to industry, enabling the meat industry to thrive both locally and for export.
This will be a hybrid meeting held simultaneously at our Family History Research Centre, 46 Delaware St, Chermside, and online via Zoom. Please register your planned attendance whether attending by Zoom or in person.
Image: Apparatus for shearing sheep, patented by Tottenham Lee Richardson in 1888. NAA: BP5/2, 438