Famous Australian Ideas and Innovations
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You're going to be very surprised at some of the great inventions Australians have been responsible for...
Heck, Aussie are even responsible for turning dishwater and beer into electricity, AND running cars on nothing but water!
This page presents a variety of those for your perusal - please REFRESH to see a different selection of ten Aussie innovations.
To find out more, can I suggest you visit
The Power House Museum and Questacon
- Reverend John Flynn founded the world's first Aerial Medical Service, the Flying Doctor Service, in 1928
- In Victoria, the first prototype of a solar water heating system was developed by the CSIRO in 1953
- The orbital internal combustion engine was developed in 1972 by engineer Ralph Sarich of Perth, Western Australia.
- In 1906, the story about the Kelly Gang was the world's first feature length film.
- It's now the most popular form of house construction. But, since 1928 brick veneer cladding has changed the face of Australia's urban and rural environments.
- In 1982, the dual flush toilet (dunny) was responsible for initial savings in excess of 32000 litres of water per household a year. Pretty important in a dry continent!
- Penicillin was trialled successfully on humans by Howard Florey, and went into production in 1941 to help victims of World War II.
- The radio telescope in Parkes, NSW, received and relayed to the world pictures of the first moon landing in 1969
- Sir Charles Kingsford Smith was the first to fly across the Pacific Ocean in 1928.
- Interscan - an aircraft approach and landing guidance system using microwaves - was successfully tested at Tullamarine Airport, Melbourne in 1975
Hit REFRESH to reload the page to see another random selection of more Aussie ideas :)
Written by coais
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