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Inventions List of Australian Inventions

Wayne Szalinski
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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.
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Didgeridoo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Australian Inventions
Era: Aboriginal technology - before 1788
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Woomera is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Australian Inventions
Woomera
Era: Aboriginal technology - before 1788
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Pre-paid postage is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Australian Inventions
Pre-paid postage
Era: Colonial era - 19th century - 1838
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Grain stripper is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Australian Inventions
Grain stripper
Era: Colonial era - 19th century - 1843
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Refrigerator is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Australian Inventions
Refrigerator
Era: Colonial era - 19th century - 1856
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AFL Live is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Australian Inventions
Era: Colonial era - 19th century - 1858
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Underwater torpedo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Australian Inventions
Underwater torpedo
Era: Colonial era - 19th century - 1874
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Stump jump plough is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Australian Inventions
Stump jump plough
Era: Colonial era - 19th century - 1876
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Mechanical clippers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Australian Inventions
Mechanical clippers
Era: Colonial era - 19th century - 1877
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Electric drill is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Australian Inventions
Electric drill
Era: Colonial era - 19th century - 1889
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Coolgardie safe is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Australian Inventions
Coolgardie safe
Era: Colonial era - 19th century - 1892
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Powered flight is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Australian Inventions
Powered flight
Era: Colonial era - 19th century - 1894
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Notepad is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Australian Inventions
Notepad
Era: 20th Century Post-Federation - 1902
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Froth flotation is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Australian Inventions
Froth flotation
Era: 20th Century Post-Federation - 1903
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Feature Film is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Australian Inventions
Feature Film
Era: 20th Century Post-Federation - 1906
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Surf life-saving reel is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Australian Inventions
Surf life-saving reel
Era: 20th Century Post-Federation - 1906
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Michell thrust block bearing is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Australian Inventions
Michell thrust block bearing
Era: 20th Century Post-Federation - 1907
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Humespun pipe-making process is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Australian Inventions
Humespun pipe-making process
Era: 20th Century Post-Federation - 1910
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Dethridge wheel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Australian Inventions
Dethridge wheel
Era: 20th Century Post-Federation - 1910
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Surf ski is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Australian Inventions
Surf ski
Era: 20th Century Post-Federation - 1912
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Tank is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Australian Inventions
Era: 20th Century Post-Federation - 1912
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Self-Propelled Rotary Hoe is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Australian Inventions
Self-Propelled Rotary Hoe
Era: 20th Century Post-Federation - 1912
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Automatic totalisator is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Australian Inventions
Automatic totalisator
Era: 20th Century Post-Federation - 1913
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Electronic Pacemaker is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Australian Inventions
Electronic Pacemaker
Era: 20th Century Post-Federation - 1928
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Clapperboard is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Australian Inventions
Era: 20th Century Post-Federation - 1930