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    A list of curious inventions, mainly those originated in Australia.

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    created by: peter-macinnis on 2011-07-20 14:09:10.0
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  1. DOMESTIC INTELLIGENCE.
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Wednesday 29 August 1855 p 5 Article
    Abstract: DINING-ROOM ROW.— On Friday even— ing Jeffrey Bevan, pawnbroker, and Martin Kirwan, a constable, went into the Railway Dining Saloon, at the corner o ... 3477 words
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    2011-11-03 13:50:06.0

    Two quartz crushing machines and Thomas Golightly's fusible quartz. 16 other items relating to Golightly have been tagged.

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  2. VICTORIA.
    Empire (Sydney, NSW : 1850 - 1875) Monday 3 September 1855 p 2 Article
    Abstract: We have one day's later intelligence from Port Phillip, our dates, now extending to the 2tth ultime. The Legislativo Council has been farther prorogu ... 748 words
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  3. Advertising
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Tuesday 9 March 1858 p 8 Advertising
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    2012-03-04 14:16:37.0

    Russell's patent stove. Sydney University engineers of a certain age may recognise the name of P. N. Russell from their student days.

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  4. SERIOUS FIRE AT CASTLEMAINE. FOUR LIVES LOST.
    The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864) Tuesday 17 April 1860 p 3 Article
    Abstract: The M. A. Mail of Monday gives the following account of a disastrous fire that took place there on Sunday morning:—If is our painfull duty to record ... 1915 words
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    2011-11-07 11:41:32.0

    John Phillips, Cornish mining expert, and arguably the first discoverer of gold in Australia.

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  5. MINING INTELLIGENCE.
    The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864) Wednesday 11 September 1861 p 1 Article
    Abstract: [?] The rush to New Zealand has lost none fo its attraction to the mining an other portions of our population, but has rather increased in its fascin ... 1421 words
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    2011-11-07 11:44:23.0

    Phillips' separator

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  6. MINING INTELLIGENCE.
    The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864) Wednesday 5 February 1862 p 2 Article
    Abstract: It appears that there, is [?] a brisk contest for the Mining Board seats this time, the Board seeming to rise in value as its probable extinction app ... 879 words
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    2011-11-07 12:20:30.0

    "Captain Phillips" is John Phillips, known by his Cornish courtesy title as captain of the shaft.

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  7. STUARI'S DISCOVERIES. TO THE EDITOR OF THE REGISTER.
    South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA : 1839 - 1900) Tuesday 23 December 1862 p 3 Article
    Abstract: Sir—We are justly elated with the recent important discoveries of our indefatigable fellow colonist, Stuart, and no less justly bent on expressing ou ... 375 words
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    2012-01-25 14:22:53.0

    Gregory pattern compass (this title has been used deliberately, so it will show up in searches on that phrase, but the best name to search on in Trove is "Gregory compass").

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  8. PATENT GOLD AND DIAMOND CRADLE AMALGAMATOR.
    Illustrated Sydney News (NSW : 1853 - 1872) Wednesday 6 July 1870 p 5 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: Invented by GEORGE MILNER STEPHEN, Esq., Barristerat-Law, Felloio of the Geological Societies of London, 1692 words
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    2012-03-27 09:32:24.0

    George Milner Stephen's gold and diamond cradle amalgamator.

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  9. BODALLA. [FROM A CORRESPONDENT.] August 29, 1870.
    Empire (Sydney, NSW : 1850 - 1875) Thursday 1 September 1870 p 2 Article
    Abstract: I REGRET having to report the stranding of the cutter Restless, for some time past trading to the Tuross Saw Mill, on this river, for sawn hardwood. ... 1342 words
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    2011-11-12 09:02:00.0

    The use of Stephens' patent amalgamator to win gold from beach sand.

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  10. COUNTRY NEWS.
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 5 February 1872 p 7 Article
    Abstract: The Maldon Shire Council has agreed to co-operate in getting up the banque[?] to the Ministry at Castlemaine. Diphtheria has mode its appearances [?] 1592 words
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    2012-01-18 14:16:44.0

    A fire-fighting machine and a safety hook.

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  11. REGISTRATION OF INVENTIONS. I.
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Wednesday 26 June 1872 p 5 Article
    Abstract: A DECIDEDLY useful volume—furnishing, in a compendious form, a continuation of the Official Record kept in this colony of all Letters of Registration ... 2039 words
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    • Text last corrected on 22 October 2011 by Jturn27
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    2012-02-21 16:51:04.0

    The registration of inventions: a good collection here.

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  12. THE PATENT DRY-BLOWING SEPARATOR.
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Thursday 20 April 1882 p 6 Article
    Abstract: We have received from the Department of Mines the following copy of Mr. C. S. Wilkinson's official report to the Under-secretary for Mines of the tri ... 509 words
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    2012-03-21 14:04:40.0

    An early dry blower, designed to win gold in dry conditions.

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  13. MR. JOHN CALVERT'S EXPEDITION TO WESTERN AUSTRALIA.
    Western Mail (Perth, WA : 1885 - 1954) Saturday 21 June 1890 p 11 Article
    Abstract: The name of Mr. John Calvert, the reported discoverer of a treasure valued at many million pounds, and lying in this colony, having been prominently ... 900 words
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    2011-12-24 14:57:17.0

    A word of caution here: the only verifiable invention of John Calvert appears to be his life story. See the list "Calvert's gold" for more about this remarkable character.

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  14. Miscellaneous.
    Australian Town and Country Journal (Sydney, NSW : 1870 - 1907) Saturday 25 August 1894 p 24 Article
    Abstract: New Gold Washer—We have received from Messrs. W. and W. F. Roberts, mining engineers, metallurgists, assayers, and analysts, Carlyle Chambers, 135 186 words
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  15. NEW GOLD-SAVING PATENT.
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Friday 23 November 1894 p 7 Article
    Abstract: At the Government Drill Stores, George-street West, yesterday, a trial was made of a new gold-saving machine called "The Tasmanian Success Puddling a ... 148 words
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  16. BUSHELL'S PATENT GOLD SAVES.
    Western Mail (Perth, WA : 1885 - 1954) Saturday 2 February 1895 p 5 Article
    Abstract: A trial of Bushel's patent gold savor was held on Friday week, at the office of Messrs. McBean, Bowker & Co. The invention is composed of a tin cylin ... 133 words
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  17. Patents and Inventions.
    Australian Town and Country Journal (Sydney, NSW : 1870 - 1907) Saturday 5 September 1896 p 12 Article
    Abstract: Mr. Edward Watora (Fred. Walsh, manager). 23 Elizabeth street, Sydnoy, reports the following applications for letters patent and cortificates of prov ... 703 words
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  18. Patents and inventions.
    Australian Town and Country Journal (Sydney, NSW : 1870 - 1907) Wednesday 24 January 1906 p 6 Article
    Abstract: Mr. Fred Walsh, patent and trade mark attorney, George and Wynyard streets, Sydney, and 27 The Olderfleet,. 475 Collins-street, Melbourne,. has compi ... 198 words
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    2012-06-18 19:34:50.0

    An example of patent reporting in 1906. This could be the basis of a useful Trove search.

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  19. TELEVISION DEMONSTRATION AT HORSHAM.
    The Horsham Times (Vic. : 1882 - 1954) Friday 7 April 1933 p 6 Article
    Abstract: For generations men have dreamed of the time when they would be able to see and hear events taking place at a distance, but the possibility of 275 words
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    2013-05-05 11:46:40.0

    In 1932, a demonstration of television at Horsham in Victoria—and it was an Australian invention!

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  20. PEST EXTERMINATION
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 13 November 1939 p 2 Article
    Abstract: Sir,—The alleged Argentine ant colonies in Melbourne could be quickly exterminated by forcing carbon bisulphide into the ground where the ants have t ... 248 words
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