Lawrence Wackett

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Birthday
2, 1896
Birthplace
Australia
Death Date
Mar 18, 1982 (86)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
2, 1896
Birthplace
Australia
Death Date
Mar 18, 1982 (86)

About

Father of the Australian aircraft industry. He received the Oswald Watt Gold Medal.

Before Fame

He served in the Australian Army and received a degree from the Royal Military College.

Trivia

His name adorned The Wackett Aerospace Centre, which was focused on aerospace-related science and technology.

Family Life

He grew up in Townsville, Queensland, with his family.

Associated With

His impact on Australian aviation benefited Harry Houdini, who flew the first-ever airplane in Australia.