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Henry Sutton

Join this Vicfix campaign to pay tribute to Australia's most prolific inventor

Vicfix is improving the searchability of digitised newspaper articles and making the hidden details of Victoria's rich history available for everyone.

About Henry Sutton

Inventor-extraordinaire Henry Sutton (1856–1912) was Australia's answer to Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell. The Ballarat-born inventor made groundbreaking discoveries in the fields of radio and television, motoring, flight, photography and printing, electric storage batteries, lighting and more.

Contemporary reports highlight the inventor's Ballarat roots and his many achievements, including his telephane (the forerunner of TV), telephones, lightbulbs, dynamo and colour printing process. Sutton's name should be known in every Australian household, but our isolation and his lack of patents mean his legacy is often overlooked.

Contribute to this Vicfix campaign – it's easy!

  • Choose an article listed below and click through to correct it on Trove (see our How-to guide).
  • Add our tag 'vicfix-done' once the whole article is fixed.
  • Share what you've fixed with friends and family.
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Henry Sutton

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