The University of Newcastle, Auchmuty Library

Archiving and reference common within the UoN campus, including but not limited, to the E.L.M.A archive from which many articles and pictures for this site have been sourced. Special thanks to University Archivist Gionni DiGravio, and his team, for their time in compiling images and data for the Legacy Lighting project and website.

Mr. Fin Stewart

Collector and historian of lighting technology.

Wingham, New South Wales.

In 2013, Fin published a book called “The History of the Electric Lamp”. It is a result of Fin’s very careful research on the how the electric lamp was developed into what we know it to be today. If you are viewing this website, chances are you will definitely want to own a copy.

You can contact Fin Stewart at:


Mr Ron McLardy

Former accounts manager and E.L.M.A factory worker, and generous contributor to this site.

Mr Hugh Lunn

Author, Journalist – thank you for your words of encouragement and sharing your expertise when I was ‘going backwards’ in the Foreword page’. Your advice was greatly appreciated, Hugh.

Check out Hugh’s website 



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