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Aboriginal named "inventor of the year"



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MINISTER FOR ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS

Baume, commended today the Principal of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies, Mr Eric Willmot, for his personal . achievement in being named 'Australian Inventor of the Year1.

Mr Willmot received the award for his invention of a mechanical rotary transmission.

years and patents were taken out a year before his appointment as Principal of the Institute in April this year.

comments that the invention has generated considerable interest both in Australia and overseas", Senator Baume said.

dedication. His invention is a fine example of initiative and has brought considerable credit to Mr Willmot personally and to Aboriginal people generally."

Senator the Hon. Peter Baume ABORIGINAL NAMED "INVENTOR OF THE YEAR"

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The Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Senator Peter

IIĀ· Mr Willmot has worked on this invention for many

11 It is extremely pleasing to note from Mr Willmot's

11 Work of this nature requires a great deal of

CANBERRA, A.C.T.

26 October 1981 B50/81