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Aussie Inventions #1
Scientists & Inventors
"Necessity being the 'Mother of Invention' has led Australians to invent some wonderful (and some weird) things over the years. Here are more than just a few!"
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
For over 500 years, paper was only available and sold as single sheets. In 1902, an inventive Australian used half size sheets of paper, a bit of glue and cardboard to create the what?
Which of the following was first patented by an Australian in 1889?
The first car radio was invented in Australia.
In what year was the 'black box' invented in Australia?
What was 'The Stripper', invented in South Australia in 1843?
Sugar Cane Harvester
Has there been a fuel injection system invented in Australia that eliminates soot from diesel exhausts?
In 1934, a farmers' wife was responsible for the invention of what typically Australian mode of transport?
The Cobb and Co Coach
The Stump Jump Plough
What does the 'Ocean Leveller' use to reduce the vertical motion of sea going vessels?
Diesel pumps and a laser system
Computer system and hydraulic pumps
Motion sensors and electric pumps
Battery pumps and a computer system
What was named as one of the top five Australian inventions of the century by the Centenary of Federation organisation?
A lawn mower
A clothes hoist
A water powered car
In 1940, where did Howard Florey, along with a German biochemist, develop penicillin into a practical antibiotic drug?
La Trove University
A cardboard box which holds a plastic collapsible container is commonly known as a what?
What was demonstrated at Bondi in 1906 by its designer, Lester Ormsby?
The surf life-saving reel
The sandwich board
The life-saving raft
Research at the CSIRO and the Australian Institute of Marine Sciences has developed prawns that grow faster and larger than those caught in the wild.
When was race-cam first launched?
The world's first automatic totalisator was made by who?
Sir George Julius
Lady Julie Georges
Sir Julius George
Lord George Jules
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Compiled Jun 28 12