Bless you, Australians, for inventing this crazy thing called Fairy Bread. The little ones will absolutely love these Chocolate Fairy Bread Hearts! Try this special treat made with Nutella and sprinkles!
WINE CASK - Invented in 1965 by Thomas Angrove of the wine making company Angrove's Pty Ltd, the wine cask - a cardboard box housing a plastic container which collapses as the wine is drawn off, thus preventing contact with air, was launched in
The Tim Tam is to Australia what the Oreo is to the USA: the most popular packaged cookie/biscuit and an iconic brand. Invented in 1958 by Arnott’s – a large Australian biscuit company – the Tim Tam is actually named after the horse that won the 1958 Kentucky Derby, which in turn was named after a dog.
MAE WEST LIFEJACKET -Claude Massey (1889-1968), public servant and inventor, of Footscray, Melbourne invented this rapid-inflation life jacket for the Royal Australian Air Force during WWII. Called the 'Australian Mae West', the jacket had a large flotation area around the chest which gave wearers 'a pouter pigeon appearance'. His Mae West saved the lives of countless Australian and allied servicemen. Massey donated the patent rights of his invention to the Commonwealth.
Hopi Indian boomerangs c1900. Boomerangs are probably the first heavier-than-air flying machine ever invented by human beings. The oldest Australian Aboriginal boomerangs are ten thousand years old but older hunting sticks have been discovered in Europe, where they seem to have formed part of the stone age arsenal of weapons. King Tutankhamun, the famous Pharaoh of ancient Egypt, who died 2,000 years ago, owned a collection of boomerangs.
ELECTRIC DRILL An imaginative Arthur James Arnot, patented the world's first electric drill on 20 August 1889 while he was an employee of the Union Electric Company in Melbourne. He designed it primarily to drill rock and to dig coal.