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Who invented Waterproof Shoreline? Henry Hoke of course! (Mark Thomson)

Henry Hoke's Nautical Inventions

Henry Hoke, one of Australia’s greatest but least known inventors, spent a significant part of his life working in the Merchant Marine. In that capacity, he invented a number of nautical mainstays such as Waterproof Shoreline or his Ship’s Foghorn Tuning Pipe. During his lifetime there was scant recognition of those marvels yet the stories and myths about the man continue to accumulate. At this event, guests will be invited to share their own stories of Henry’s maritime works, including any new inventions that have surfaced. Bookings essential.

Presented by Institute of Backyard Studies


Sun 30 May, 2-5pm


Shed 13, Dock 2 (Clipper Ship), Honey St, Port Adelaide


Per Person: $5.00

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Mark Thomson, 0419 865 821,


Bookings Essential Wheelchair Access Toilets

Bookings essential
Event capacity: 200


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