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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


  • Kiwi Boot Polish was first available for sale in 1906. It could restore the faded colour of brown shoes.

  • In 1972 Dynamic Lifter - an organic fertiliser made from chook manure - was invented.

  • The Wine Cask - a modern version of the traditional European wine 'bladder' (a leather pouch which collapses as the wine is poured, keeping air out) - was developed by Thomas Angove in 1965.

  • The u-beaut "ute", with a front including the comforts of a car, and a rear like a truck, was designed in 1933 at the Ford Motor Company in Geelong, Victoria.

  • Reverend John Flynn founded the world's first Aerial Medical Service, the Flying Doctor Service, in 1928

  • The CSIRO developed a snake antivenom in 1968 which acted against the poison from most Australian snakes.

  • Modems the size of a shoebox led the NetComm company to develop in 1985 the Smart Modem - a string of Australian-designed, faster and smaller modems with better features.

  • The first full-size rotary hoe cultivator was developed in 1922 and used energy to turn the soil directly, rather than dragging a plough behind a tractor.

  • Automated betting at horse races was made possible with the Automatic Totalisator invented by George Julius in 1913.

  • Developed by Dr Saul Weiner, Redback Spider Antivenom was released in 1956.




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Written by coais

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