NiE Incredible Inventions
Incredible Inventions is a five part series that will investigate the inventive and innovative processes involved in the design and development of new products or modification of existing products.
Each part will include the amazing number of incredible inventions that Australians have generated to improve lives and make jobs simpler and quicker.
Each page includes facts, information and activities to complete, giving readers the opportunity to discover more about what it takes to come up with a solution to a problem.
The series runs from Monday February 22 to Friday February 26.
Lyster Ormsby and John Bard = Surf lifesaving reel
CSIRO scientist Doug Waterhouse = Aeroguard
Lance Milne = Hills Hoist;
Mervyn Victor Richardson = Victa Lawn Mower
Dr. Cyril P Callister / Fred Walker Compan = vegemite
Timeline: Pre 1788 = woomera - 1858 = Australian Rules Footbal - 1876 = Stump jump plough - 1889 = Electric drill
1906 = Surf life-saving reel - 1934 = The Ute - 1945 = Hills Hoist clothes line - 1958 = Black box flight recorder
1979 = Bionic ear - 1992 = Wi-Fi - 2012 = Quantum bit
Pepsi; Nike; McDonald's; Shell; Domino's Pizza
Stump Jump Plough
Inflatable Escape Slide Raft