Henry Sutton Book Publishing Fund

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Raised by 51 people in 30 months


Henry Sutton is one of Australia's greatest inventors, and the true extent of his genius and how he changed the world has never been revealed. But with your help this book can be published and Henry's contribution to scientific and innovation history can be told.
I am Lorayne Branch, Henry Sutton's great grand-daughter, and I am the researcher and author. For the past 9 years I have been researching records, files and archives in libraries around the world to put together the full story of what Henry achieved and his effect upon the development of technology around the world.

I have had great support for my book about Henry from science journalist Robyn Williams, Professor Mark Dodgson from the University of Queensland and the members of Telsoc, the Telecommunication Society of Australia and many other organisations and people.

Book review by:
Professor Mark Dodgson FASSA, FRSA
Director Technology & Innovation Management Centre
The University of Queensland.

    I have no hesitation in claiming Henry Sutton is Australia’s greatest ever inventor and, indeed, one of the greatest inventors the world has ever seen. The range of his inventions is extraordinary, including in lighting, batteries, telephony and wireless telegraphy, photography, flight, microscopy, and car engines. Yet he remains shamefully unheralded. Admired and befriended by some of the great scientists and engineers of his time, such as Nikola Tesla and Alexander Graham Bell, his achievements are largely unrecognized. This Australian inventor, working in isolation in Ballarat in the decades around the turn of the 20 th century, deserves a place in the pantheon of contributors to the modern technological age.

 Sutton’s great granddaughter, Lorayne Branch, has set out to tell his story and she tells it very well. The depth of her research is impressive. She ably describes Sutton’s technical contributions alongside the personal triumphs and tragedies of this unassuming and modest man. This history of a great Australian is and of itself a valuable contribution that should be widely available, but there are also important contemporary issues it raises which continue to need to be addressed.

Australian culture still does not encourage and celebrate inventors and entrepreneurs. Government policies designed to support innovation remain piecemeal, uncoordinated and capable of producing the sorts of bureaucratic hurdles Sutton faced. Australian businesses still aren’t making the investments in research and technology that our international competitors think are so obviously necessary.

 We in Australia venerate our great achievers: our sportsmen and women, politicians, soldiers and public figures, and even the occasional scientist. We have a strong urge to demonstrate our abilities and relevance on the world stage. It is high time our inventors and innovators were also suitably celebrated. Branch’s book on Henry Sutton makes a great contribution to tackling this pressing need.
                                                                              Yours sincerely,
                                                                Professor Mark Dodgson

THE BOOK "HENRY SUTTON THE INNOVATIVE MAN"  HAS NOW BEEN PUBLISHED BUT A LITTLE MORE IS NEEDED TO HELP PROMOTE THE BOOK AND HENRY SUTTON'S STORY TO HELP GET IT INTO LIBRARIES AND SCHOOLS ETC AND WILL HELP GET MORE BOOKS PRINTED

All donations large and small are very much appreciated, your generous donations will ensure that Henry Sutton’s biography is available in all schools, universities and libraries in Australia and is available for everyone to buy and read in Australia and overseas.

For people who do not have a credit card donations can be made into the following bank account.
Account Name: LORAYNE BRANCH
Account Designator: ATF HENRY SUTTON BOOK PUBLISHING DONATION
Account Type: WESTPAC Esaver
Home Branch: WENDOUREE
BSB:  033607
ACCOUNT No. 000569

HENRY SUTTON THE INNOVATIVE MAN AUSTRALIAN INVENTOR, SCIENTIST AND ENGINEER
COPIES OF THE BOOK CAN BE PURCHASED FROM THE FOLLOWING PLACES

In Person or by Post within Australia Only
AUTHOR: LORAYNE BRANCH
Email: lorayne.branch@gmail.com

ONLINE
For Australian Online Orders
For Online Orders outside Australia Please Contact

TRIED AND TRUSTED INDIE PUBLISHING
Payments via PayPal Only
PRICE: AU $65.00 Plus Postage and Handling
http://www.tatindiepublishing.com.au/

For Australian Online Orders Only

BALLARAT HERITAGE SERVICES
Payments via Credit Card Only
PRICE: AU $65.00 Plus GST and Postage and Handling
https://ballaratheritage.com.au/

IN PERSON

BALLAARAT MECHANICS’ INSTITUTE
117 Sturt St Ballarat Central, Victoria Australia
PRICE: AU $65.00

Collins Booksellers
22 Lydiard St North Ballarat Central Price AU $65.00

Collins Booksellers & ABC Store Ballarat
80 Bridge Mall Ballarat, Victoria Australia
PRICE: AU $65.00

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The details on how to purchase copies of the book is now on the gofundme page
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Hi Everyone, My book launch was a great success and Robyn Williams from the ABC Science Show came to Ballarat to help launch my book. The book launch will also feature on the ABC Science Show on the 8th December so listen in. Here is how you can purchase the book.
HENRY SUTTON THE INNOVATIVE MAN AUSTRALIAN INVENTOR, SCIENTIST AND ENGINEER
BOOK RELEASE DATE: 3 DECEMBER 2018
COPIES OF THE BOOK CAN BE PURCHASED FROM
In Person or by Post within Australia Only
AUTHOR: LORAYNE BRANCH

ONLINE
For Australian Online Orders
For Online Orders outside Australia Please Contact
TRIED AND TRUSTED INDIE PUBLISHING
Payments via PayPal Only
PRICE: AU $65.00 Plus Postage and Handling
http://www.tatindiepublishing.com.au/

For Australian Online Orders Only
BALLARAT HERITAGE SERVICES
Payments via Credit Card Only
PRICE: AU $65.00 Plus GST and Postage and Handling
https://ballaratheritage.com.au/

IN PERSON
BALLAARAT MECHANICS’ INSTITUTE
117 Sturt St Ballarat Central, Victoria Australia
PRICE: AU $65.00

Minera's Books 121 Sturt St Ballarat Central
Price $65.00

Collins Booksellers 22 Lydiard St North Ballarat Central
Price AU $65.00

Collins Booksellers & ABC Store Ballarat
80 Bridge Mall Ballarat, Victoria Australia
PRICE: AU $65.00
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To all my wonderful donors, attached is your book launch invitation and information about the book including how to purchase it. The book will go on sale on the 3rd December 2018 and you have a few choices on how to buy your copy, see attached flyer for details.
Thank you one and all and I will post some photos of the book launch for you before I shut my gofundme page down.
Thank you All
Lorayne Branch
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Great news everyone through some very unexpected donations over the last 6 months the book is now ready and I have been able to publish it. My book launch will be on the 1st December 2018 at Federation University Ballarat , see included photo of the invitation to this great and long awaited event, everyone is welcome to attend. I want to thank everyone for all your generous donations that have helped to ensure that this important book about a great Australian and amazing Australian innovation history is available for all to read. I will keep this page going until the launch as I will soon post where everyone can purchase a copy of the book. Many thanks to you all for making my little dream come true. Lorayne Branch
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DW
$50
David Wright
11 days ago

As a one-time inventor myself, I would love to read about this little-known man

$20
John Sankowsky
12 days ago

I donated in the hope the book comes to fruition and I and entire world can learn about this amazing fellow.

SB
$50
Sam Bowman
12 days ago

I donated because, and this may be selfish but, I really want to read this book

BB
$20
Barry Brown
13 days ago

We certainly need more of our history to be seen by the world, great work in bringing the book to the people.

DB
$100
David Barber
20 days ago

This man's life must be shared and revered.

$2,000
Anonymous
6 months ago
KS
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Kristin Sargent
7 months ago

An Australian legend! Let him live on for all that he has done :)

$2,000
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