A list of famous Australian inventions and innovations. Ancient cultures have long been known to discover, create, and produce new and useful tools, medicines, and foods, and ancient Australian inventions are among the most popular discoveries still used today. This list of Australian inventions includes many designed for sea travel, like the wave-piercing catamaran, as well as modern Australian inventions like the electronic Pacemaker.
Over the years, historical inventions from Australia have helped move society forward, enabling humans to hunt, eat, and travel in much more efficient ways. Aboriginal inventions have also allowed people to learn more about the world, keep safe from wildlife, and stay healthier longer.
These inventions by Australian inventors are labeled by era from which they came. Vote for your favorites to move them to the top of the list, and add any that you see missing.
Didgeridoo Era: Aboriginal technology - before 1788
Woomera Era: Aboriginal technology - before 1788
Pre-paid postage Era: Colonial era - 19th century - 1838
Grain stripper Era: Colonial era - 19th century - 1843
Refrigerator Era: Colonial era - 19th century - 1856