Harley Newman had very little education, virtually none in fact. He came from Victoria to Sydney at the age of 14 and later qualified as a Boilermaker. This was his only formal qualification. Mr. Newman became a self taught Engineer over the period of his life, having been born with a great gift for all things mechanical.
Mr. Newman died on Saturday September 13th, 1986 while flying his Gyrocopter, named Australia. No reason for his death could be found.