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Famous Australian Scientists, Inventors and Explorers
Lawrence Hargrave (1850 - 1915) : theoretical wing model for modern airplanes.
Peter Doherty * (1940 - ): made discoveries concerning the cell immune defence.
Isobel Bennett (1909 - 2008): one of Australia's best-known marine biologists.
William Henry Bragg * (1862 - 1942) & William Lawrence Bragg * (1890 - 1971): the Bragg law of X-ray diffraction, which is basic for the determination of crystal structure.
Warcup Cornforth * (1917 - ): influence on the work on penicillin.
Graeme Clark (1935 - ): development of the Bionic Ear.
Edgeworth David (1858 - 1934): discovered the Hunter Valley coalfield and led the first expedition to reach the South Magnetic Pole.
John Carew Eccles * (1903 - 1997): the Physiology of Synapses (a structure that permits a neuron to pass a signal to another neuron).
Frank Fenner * (1914 - 2010): eradication of smallpox, and the control of Australia's rabbit plague.
Fred Hollows (1929 - 1993): restoring eyesight for thousands of people in Australia and many other countries.
* Nobel laureates
Elementary/Middle School Level
Middle/High School Level
Australian Dictionary of Biography
Australian Aviation Pioneers - Hargrave
Australian scientists - Wikipedia
Interviews with Australian scientists - Australian Academy of Science
Australian Museum Eureka Prizes
Australian inventors - Wikipedia
Australian Explorers - Ancient Australian History
Encyclopedia of Australian Science
Australia's Nobel Prize winners
High/High+ School Level
Australians in science, Technology, Engineering and Medicine - Bright Sparcs
Australian Biographical Memoirs - Australian Academy of Science
Nobel Australians - Australian Academy of Science
Australian science, technology and invention timeline
Science Biography Resources