The 1947 Journal
AIRAH boasts a distinguished history in publishing technical information.
Indeed, the first official journal debuted in July 1947, which means AIRAH has been issuing a publication for more than 70 years.
However, in the days of yore the publication in question was dubbed The Refrigeration Journal and the organisation that issued it went by the moniker of the Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Inc.
At 68 pages, the inaugural issue covered considerable technical ground. Featured articles covered topics as diverse as world food problems, freeze drying, thermometers and pressure gauges, ice making, refrigeration (of course), the measurement and control of pH, and frozen milk.
Some of the standout articles were “Some Aspects of Modern Air Conditioning” by T.A. Roseby; “Bitumen and Some of Its Applications to the Refrigeration Industry” by H.E Muntz; “The Absorption Machine” by Earl Gray (a nom de plume, perhaps?); and Dr H S Bruck’s “A Nibble at Eutetics”.
The Publisher and Editor roles were both performed by DW Boulton.