Published Resources Details Conference Paper
- Generating History: the heritage value of the archives of the Australian National University Homopolar Generator
- Proceedings of the Third National Conference on Engineering Heritage, Adelaide, 1-3 December 1986
- Description of Work
- Refereed article
The history and archival documentation of the Australian National University Homopolar Generator is reviewed and the records appraised for their intrinsic heritage value. The HPG, an extraordinary engineering achievement weighing 2400 tonnes and capable of producing 1.6 megamps (MA) at 900 volts(V), is soon to be disassembled. Its records thus became the primary evidence of its existence. It is noted that scientists and engineers have the responsibility for the adequate documentation of their activities in the short term and need to be aware of their heritage responsibilities to ensure that important records are permanently retained in suitable archives.
Related Published resources
- Third National Conference on Engineering Heritage 1986: Practices and Responsibilities of Engineering Heritage; Preprints of Papers (Barton, Australian Capital Territory: Institution of Engineers, Australia, 1986), 75 pp. https://search.informit.com.au/browsePublication;isbn=0858253143;res=IELENG. Details