Presented by: 
Ms Lorayne Branch
Tue 11 Sep, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Room 222, Parnell (Building 7)

Henry Sutton (1856-1912) was an Australian inventor with interests ranging across all the areas that made the twentieth century. He is credited with the first successful Australian experiments on heavier-than-air flight, but also invented dynamos, telephones, electric lights, carburettors, photoengraving, colour photography…even proposed a television system to transmit the Melbourne Cup to Ballarat.  He rarely applied for patents, partly because he spurned material gain and wanted to 'benefit fellow workers in science'.

Lorayne Branch is a great grand-daughter of Henry Sutton.  For the past four years she has been researching his scientific achievements for a book.  She has assisted on a feature article on Henry in Cosmos Magazine and with the IEEE history website, and in 2011 she presented a talk and exhibition in the City of Ballarat as part of their Heritage Weekend.