Australia's Greatest Inventions

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Exisle Publishing, Apr 1, 2010 - History - 96 pages
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From the early invention of the boomerang as an effective hunting weapon to today's ground-breaking contributions to science and technology, Australians have always proven brilliantly adept at coming up with creative solutions to challenging problems. From manufacturing to agriculture, film to medicine, it's likely that an Australian invention is making a valuable contribution to the way we live.
 

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Contents

Introduction
4
Aboriginal Inventions
8
Agriculture and the Environment
17
Health and Medicine
25
Technology and Industry
33
Communication and Transport
40
The Games We Play
50
Food and Drink
58
Arts and Entertainment
66
Military Innovations
71
Everyday Living
78
Timeline of Australian Inventions and Innovations
85
Bibliography
90
Index
92
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Lynda de Lacey is a writing and editing consultant and contractor based in Sydney, Australia.

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