"The past is never fully gone. It is absorbed into the present and the future. It stays to shape what we are and what we do."
Sir William Deane, Governor-General of Australia, Inaugural Vincent Lingiari Memorial Lecture, August 1996.

DAID Specification

Overall length - 180 mm
Striker (small)end length - 10 mm
Ignition (large) end length - 80 mm
Exposed safety fuse length - 80 mm
Both ends of each DAID are coated with a modified match head compound,  then a layer of high melting point wax to prevent accidental ignition when rubbing together in transit.