Monday July 8 at 7.30pm AEST
The fires of war become the forges of Australian invention. William Scurry invented a decoy Drip Rifle to help Anzacs safely evacuate from Gallipoli. Alexander Worsfold built his all-terrain Transporter to hurry injured soldiers to field hospitals on the Western Front. Adelaide-born Howard Florey and his team developed the wonder drug Penicillin that was first deployed amongst infected allied soldiers during World War Two. And from Wollongong, Evelyn Owen’s Sub Machine Gun out-performed its competitors and become known as ‘the diggers’ darling’.
Episode 3- Invention Poster
For more Australian inventions used in war time, click the links below to the Australian War Memorial’s images of Worsfold’s models:
Stretcher Sling https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/C111762?image=1
Model bandage winder https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/C111761?image=2
Model Bridge https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/C111759
Model Life-raft frame https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/C111758?image=3