Australian Inventions and Innovations

Discussion in 'Barracks' started by spidge, Jul 11, 2009.

  1. spidge

    spidge Active Member

    Thought I would put this thread up again as we were discussing British inventions.

    Many Australian inventions were made out of necessity however there were quite a lot of them and many are impressive.

    Wikipedia misses quite a few as it omits Howard Floreys work on Penicillin and the Victa Lawnmower and quite a few others.

    List of Australian inventions - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    This website is collectively a fantastic look at the Aussie.
    The Inventive Australian mind

    This excerpt is not a crack at the Americans however it shows the innovation of the Aussies.

  2. Heidi

    Heidi New Member

    Im pretty shore that the rocket invention was a German invention!
    The clipper-board shock me the most,never thought it was Australian at all,for a small country that is very young in age,she does have good inventions to her name.Aussies should be proud.
    Aborigines tecnolghy invensions were good,but nothing compared to white man produced.
  3. spidge

    spidge Active Member

  4. Kitty

    Kitty New Member

    Heidi I am unimpressed by that downright racist comment. Reel your neck in and think.
  5. Cobber

    Cobber New Member

    I gotta agree with Kitty, Heidi we know you have trouble with writing English but mate just be careful very bluddy careful when talking about skin colour or other peoples.
    As i said Proof read your posts very carefully before posting them,
    The inventions were good though claiming the rotary clothes line as Aussie is a bit rich.
    Their were several earlier incarnations some made entirely of wood, others of steel etc, but they all operated on the Rotary clothes line principal that the Hills Hoist also used.
    Hill Hoist was made in OZ and revolutionized clothes lines and back gardens and mums & wifes all over OZ, and else where,however the actual original Rotary clothes line inventor was probably a American from New York.
  6. Cobber

    Cobber New Member

    Oh I forgot the Air craft launched Napalm Rocket from my sources seems to have been built by RAAF techs in Williamtown and up at 77 Sqdn with their Meteors in 1952 Korea. (AWM site gives credit to a Flight Lieutenant J. Smith)
    This actual rocket was first used operationally by Sqdn Leader Ron Susan's the first attack against a barracks was not a great success however other targets were dealt with. Probably another one of them inventions that have been invented by half a dozen different people around same time, often happens with weapons esp during war.
  7. Heidi

    Heidi New Member

    What the..... Gezz!
    Why do you think i use the term Aboriginies and not B...k p......n? Aborigines is the right term of discribing a native Australian B....k p........n. How is this being racist??? Please explain???
    Would you rather me to call/decribe navtive Australians daker people B....k p....n,instead of my nice 100% right way of Aborgines instead??? cause now i am so confussed! It's all up to you just say yes and i'll call them you're way!
    I am so offended with this forum and it's members.
    I believe my explianation is 100% right!
    And i am offended by those two comments!

    Ps- My new job,guess who is my new work girl worker?............Yes a native merishu girl and yes she is a native dark person and yes me and her a great friends.

    I am offended,and i am not happy!
  8. Cobber

    Cobber New Member

    Heidi have you or a Admin edited your posts as their seem to me, that one or two of your posts posted prior to your post where you mention Aboriginals and Australian inventions are missing. Maybe they are on another topic board, but you know thats what this is about.
    The post where you mentioned Aboriginals has nothing what so ever to do with my post, it was the other posts that seem to have disapeared.

    I will not say anymore on this subject. Kitty who i believe is a Mod can explain her/his own reasons and maybe point out where the offending posts are. Up to Kitty of course though.

  9. Heidi

    Heidi New Member

    No! There was only one post of mine with me talking about Aborgines technolghy compared to whiteman!and it's still there1
    Now you're trying to get other members to believe there where other posts than my only one that is still on the thread,Naughty naughty!
    You still have not explain how i was being racist? I know why cause you know i am right.
    Any members thinking I was a racist please state it on the board,cause i know no one will post anything cause i am 100 % right!
    I never been so angry in my web forum life.
  10. Antipodean Andy

    Antipodean Andy New Member

    In two separate threads, Heidi, you cast dispersions on non-white races' abilities to invent things of equal calibre and ingenuity. That is what is the problem.

    Cobber asked a simple question and was not trying to convince others of anything else. No posts have been edited in this circumstance.

    As with previous posts, you have made generalisations and not backed any of your claims up with reference. I, nor Kitty, will bail you out this time. We've provided help and saved you some potential embarrassment several times in the past but you are now on your own.
  11. Heidi

    Heidi New Member

    Thank you.
    Where not talking about other post on other threads,we are talking about this thread and i never were/nor being racist!
    I was never being racist at all,i was acussed of being racist and you are sticking up for other members who acussed me of being racist.
    I am going to give this forum a really bad name on other forums and I never comming back to this digrace forum.
    It's a disgrace here!
  12. Antipodean Andy

    Antipodean Andy New Member

    Thank you, Heidi, that'll help me get over any guilt I might feel in banning you. You may give this forum a bad name on other forums but I know there's more than a few members who will continue to prove otherwise.
  13. David Layne

    David Layne Active Member

    I think we need to calm down a bit. In my opinion Heidi did nothing untoward other than using poor grammer in trying to express herself, something she is guilty of in most of her posts.
  14. Keith

    Keith New Member

    Racist ? where ?

    Hi Heidi,
    I've looked at the supposed racist remarks in your posting.
    I feel that no racist implications were passed.
    You simply stated, which is correct, that the native Australian inventions, which in their own way were fantastic solutions to survival, and well being, were no way as complex or up to date with the later inventions of the recent settlers.
    These included devices to polute the atmosphere, more efficient ways of killing prey, be it animal or man.
    Grabbing, fencing and commandeering, any piece of land that took their fancy. and populating it with animals they were happy with to kill for food, or use for work or transport.
    Better ways of raping the land of its natural resorces, exterminating anything they find inconvenient with their new vision of living.
    I feel that I have a leaning to the skills of the original inhabitants.
    That said, I am sure your posting was in no way meant to imply racist intention.
    If you do go, through the misplaced P.C. comments, I will miss you.
    Please think it over and stay.
    Your friend
  15. penance

    penance New Member

    I think the issue arrised when Heidi implied that non white cultures had inferior inventions.

    I'm not getting involved with the rights or wrongs of that comment but I can see how it could be viewed as racism.
  16. Mehar

    Mehar New Member

    I think you should look at this thread,

    All nations have great inventors of different ethnicity, gender, etc who do great things in their lifetimes. Inventions made for lets say a country like China may not be used in America but in it's own right could be a really great invention.

    Microsoft, one of the world's most innovative and influential companies got its start by taking technology that was already available and building on it.
  17. Kitty

    Kitty New Member

    To requote something Spidge quoted, this is the offending comment. In it Heidi has directly stated that Caucasion (this is how you spell it Heidi) are better than anything the Aboriginies can come up with. This to many of us is a directly racist comment.

    Heidi was asked to explain herself as we knew English was not a good language for her, hoping that she had merely made a mistake. But instead of reading back to check this, and taking note of what Spidge had already quoted, she jumped to conclusions and has cast aspersions on many people, and then thrown a classic childish temper tantrum when nobody defended her actions.

    She has expressed the same opinions in a nother thread, then got childish when pulled up on them there.

    This has been discussed amongst the moderators before any actions were taken, as we have discussed Heidi's posts many times, choosing in those cases to accept her poor grasp of English and grammar to be at fault. This time, however, she has failed to explain herself adequately, choosing instead to ignore the quoted evidence.

    I now suggest this thread either gets back onto topic or it is allowed to die. If you wish to discuss Heidi's banning further, please contact one of the Moderator team via PM.
  18. David Layne

    David Layne Active Member

    Aborigines tecnolghy invensions were good,but nothing compared to white man produced.

    Nope, don't see racism, just an opinion.
  19. Keith

    Keith New Member

    Opinions !

    Hi David,

    My feelings are the same as yours.
    I feel many have over-reacted to an innocent statement and blown it out of all proportion.
    We all know Heidi's grasp of the language is still developing, so how can you take offence ?
    If Heidi does go, I for one, will miss her quaint little blunders.

  20. Mehar

    Mehar New Member

    I take it English is not her first language then? Either that or "teen speak".

    The problem in my opinion is not just from this thread but connected to problems from the other thread which I linked to above.

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