Australia: Australian inventions


Australian Inventions

Portal site linking to many resources about the history of Australian inventing.

Australian inventions have assisted with everyday activities such as hanging out the clothes to dry on a rotary washing line, putting food into the fridge so it keeps fresh, drilling a hole in the wall so you can hang a picture, taking antibiotics to help a throat infection and hearing people laugh if you were born deaf.

Looks at Indigenous inventions, factors supporting inventiveness since the arrival of Europeans, such as distance and isolation, inventions in various fields, from the profound to the prosaic, and inventors, including Nobel Prize winners (14 of them). Includes links to other sites describing the history of Australian inventing.

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