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Australia’s Greatest Inventions and Innovations


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In conjunction with the Powerhouse Museum comes this comprehensive guide to Australia’s most innovative inventions as well as their amazing creators. Full of facts, photos and fun surprises for curious kids and grown-ups alike.

Imagine a world without wi-fi or clothes lines or lawnmowers or Vegemite or dual-flush toilets or even mousetraps.

Weird, huh?

These are just a few of the many inventions that have been created by clever Australians to solve some of life’s difficult problems.

PROBLEM: How do you find clues that are invisible to the naked eye at a crime scene?

PROBLEM: How do you help a deaf person to hear everyday sounds?

PROBLEM: How do you access the internet without having to plug in your computer?

In Australia’s Greatest Inventions and Innovations, you will find out about our nation’s most ingenious inventions, their makers, and how to turn a bright idea into a useful creation.

Be inspired!

Additional information

Weight 0.5 kg
Dimensions 21.5 x 16 x 1.6 cm
SKU: MAAS-PUB-0267 Category:


by Christopher Cheng, Linsay Knight and the Powerhouse Museum


978 1 74275 564 9

Date Of Publication

October 2012


Random House Australia


Random House Australia

Book Format


Number Of Pages



150 images in colour and B&W


215 x160mm