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1. Wave Piercing Catamaran: In 1983
2. Full Length Feature Film: The Story of the Kelly Gang, w 1906
3. Wine Casks: The wine cask was invented in 1965
4. Aussie Rules Football: Developed as a winter sport for cricketers an experimental match of Aussie Rules Football was played at Richmond Paddock
5. Surf Ski: When he was only a 15 year old lad in 1912,
6. Black Box Flight Recorder:
7. Inflatable Escape Slide: In just one of many QANTAS firsts, in 1965,
8. Surf Lifesaving Reel: Bondi Beach isn't just famous for sea and sand. It was there in 1906 that surfer Lester Ormsby demonstrated his invention,
9. Baby Safety Capsule: Travel became a whole lot safer for babies in 1984 when the baby safety capsule was invented by Colin Nagel and Robert Heath.
10. Ultrasound Scanner:
11. Cochlear Implant:
12. Zinc Cream: Before the suntan lotions we know today there was Zinc Cream, a thick white cream made from zinc oxide that folks,
13. Plastic Spectacle Lenses: In 1960 glasses
14. CPAP Masks: CPAP machines, a common treatment for sleep apnoea today were invented by Dr. Colin Sullivan in 1980. By 2014 more than a million people were using in-home CPAP systems.
15 Technegas: Technegas is a radioactively labelled inhalant used in nuclear medicine to detect life threatening pulmonary embolisms. It was invented by Dr. Richard Fawdrey and Dr. Bill Burch in 1985.
16. Multifocal Contact Lenses:
17. Electronic Cardiac Pacemaker:
18. Spray on Skin:
19. Anti-flu Medication: In 1918-1919 an influenza pandemic killed between 20 and 40 million people. In 1996 Monash University and the CSIRO developed Relenza, the first drug to effectively combat the flu.
20. Cervical Cancer Vaccine:
21. Ute: The ubiquitous ute was designed in 1934
22. Racecam: Network Seven engineer Geoff Healey developed Racecam in 1979. T
23. Polocrosse: Aussie Rules Football isn't the only sport invented in Australia. In 1938, Mr and Mrs Hirst combined the sports of polo and lacrosse to create polocrosse.
24. Super Sopper: Gordon Withnall invented the Super Sopper, a giant sponge for removing excess water from sporting grounds.
25. Winged Keel:
26. Variable Rack and Pinion Steering:
27. Orbital Engine: Ralph Sarich
28. Vegemite: Vegemite first appeared on Australian grocery shelves in 1923.
29. Coolgardie Safe: nvented in Coolgardie on the Western Australian Goldfields in the 1890's by Arthur McCormick, the Coolgardie Safe is a wooden or wire mesh box draped in damp hessian. Food is preserved by keeping it cool using water evaporation.
30. Refridgerator: In 1855, James Harrison,
31. Hills Hoist: Motor mechanic, Lance
32. Staysharp Knife: Wiltshire Cutlery in Melbourne,
33. Power Board: The power board was invented in 1972 by Kambrook.
34. Splayd: A Splayd, the all-purpose piece of cutlery that combines a spoon, fork and knife in one was invented in Sydney by William McArthur in the 1940's.
35. Dual Flush Toilet:
36. Victa Lawn Mower:
37. Efficient Solar Hot Water: Solar power
38. Polymer Bank Notes:
39. Wi-Fi: The true breakthrough for Wi-Fi was the development in 1992
40. Notebook – the Paper Pad not the Computer: In 1902 J.A. Bircall, a
1. Product Activation: Those incredibly long alpha numeric codes you input to activate your latest software purchase are the work of Ric Richardson who invented product activation in 1992.
42. Anti-Hacking Software Kernel: computer systems.
43. Qantum Bit: A team of Australian scientists developed the world's first quantum bit or qubit in 2012.
44. Google Maps: In 2003 Lars and Jens Rasmussen through their Sydney company,
45. Froth Flotation: Froth flotation, developed in 1903 by Charles Potter and Guillame Delprat working for mining company BHP has been credited with being the most important operation for the recovery and upgrading of sulphide ores.
46. Scramjet: The first successful test flight of a scramjet was carried out at the Woomera rocket range in 2002
47. Humespun Pipe Making Process: Pipe manufacture was revolutionised in 1910 when Walter Hume devised a way of using centrifugal force to evenly distribute concrete onto wire reinforcing which squeezed out the water making high strength, dense, waterproof and lightweight pipes.
48. The Kangaroo Crane:
49. Robotic Visual Horizon
50. Electric Drill:
51. Stump Jump Plough: The damage a stump can do to the undercarriage of a ute is no secret so imagine its effect on a plough. The problem was solved in 1876 when Richard and Clarence Bowyer Smith invented the stump jump plough.
52. Dethridge Irrigation Wheel: The Dethridge Wheel which measures flow from irrigation supply channels into farm channels was invented in 1910
53. Self-propelled Rotary Hoe: The self-propelled rotary hoe pulls itself forward while it hoes the ground. It sounds robotic but it was invented back in 1912
54. Mechanical Shearing Clippers: In a time when up to 50,000 sheep might be sheared on one station many a shearer must have sighed in relief in 1877 when Frederick Wolseley invented mechanical shearing clippers.
55. Grain Stripper: The grain stripper, invented by John Ridley in 1843, is a harvester that stripped grain from their stalks, threshed them to separate the grain from the ears.
56. Buffalo Fly Trap: Buffalo are a blood-sucking parasite that plague cattle.
57. Polilight Forensic Lamp: The Polilight is a forensic tool invented by Ron Warrender and Milutin Stoilovic
58. Tank – The War Vehicle not the Water Container: The tank was invented in 1912 by Australian engineer Lance de Mole
59. Jindalee Radar System: SIRO scientists developed the Jindalee Radar System in 1995 to detect stealth aircraft through monitoring sea and air movements.
60. Blast Glass
Now the First Aircraft to fly called Power Flight
Richard William Pearse (3 December 1877 – 29 July 1953) was a New Zealand farmer and inventor who performed pioneering experiments in aviation.
Pearse flew and landed a powered heavier-than-air machine on 31 March 1903, some nine months before the Wright brothers flew their aircraft.
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