James Harrison (1816-1893) Inventor – Editor – Entrepreneur

Fri 19 March, 6:55pm - 8:00pm
Presented By:
Geelong and Region Branch of the National Trust (Victoria)
Event Type:
Talk or presentation
Event Topic:
Technology, innovation and manufacturing

In 1854, Glasgow-trained printer James Harrison, Editor of the Geelong Advertiser 1840 – 1865, invented the world’s first commercial ice-making machine on the banks of the Barwon River. Learn of Harrison’s revolutionary plans to export frozen lamb to England.

Join this informative talk about James Harrison, his early years and his brilliant career and adventures.

This event will be hosted online. Please click the Book Now button for further information.

This event is also part of an exhibition honouring the vision and career of James Harrison to be held during Geelong Design Week. The exhibition will be held at Barwon Grange Conservatory, 25 Fernleigh St, Newtown.

To view the exhibition, please click HERE for entry times and information.

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