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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


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

  • The Surf Lifesaving Reel was first demonstrated at Bondi Beach in 1906. It was designed by Lyster Ormsby.

  • Racecam - the lightweight, fixed camera first used in car racing - was developed by Geoff Healey in 1979 and has changed sports broadcasting worldwide.

  • The Wiltshire Staysharp Knife - a knife sheath which sharpens the knife each time it was withdrawn - was invented in 1965.

  • The Federation wheat strain, resistant to fungal rust disease and drought, was released by William Farrar in 1901.

  • An Aboriginal inventor, David Unaipon, patented in 1909 an improved sheep shear.

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

  • The Baby Safety Capsule was invented in 1983. Now, the Australian Standard for infant and child restraints is one of the most stringent in the world, demanding an extremely rigorous degree of protection.

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

  • The first Black Box Flight Recorder recorded the pilot's voice and some instrument readings was invented in 1958 by Dr David Warren from Melbourne. It is now used in aircraft worldwide.




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Written by coais

About Stephen Spry

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