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Trivia Question and Answer Sets 2

About Australia ~ 1

Who was known as the father of Australian theatre? George Selth Coppin
Claimed to be buried near Warnambool is which 400 plus year old ship? The Mahogany Ship
In which year did Cyclone Tracey hit Darwin? 1974
When did Lasseter claim to have found the reef of gold named after him? 1911
In which year did Burke & Wills set out from Melbourne to cross the continent from South to North? 1860
Within the borders of which state is the Principality of Hutt River Province located? Western Australia
Which department store opened its doors on the corner of George and Barrack Sts. Sydney in 1838? David Jones
In which year did the Redex trials begin? 1955
Where in Australia would you find the 'Big Banana'? Coffs Harbour
When did the Sydney mint begin operations? 1853
What was Fort Dennison known as? Pinchgut
Where in Australia would you find the 'Big Pineapple'? Nambour, Queensland
Who started the Royal Flying Doctor Service? The Reverend John Flynn
Where was James Ruse's successful farm? Rose Hill, Sydney
Which royal blue luxury train started running between Sydney and Melbourne in 1937? The Spirit of Progress
Who was the first man to make a controlled, powered flight in Australia? Harry Houdini
Where was Australia's first atomic test held? Monte Bello Islands
Where would you find the 'Big Lobster'? Kingston, South Australia ~ Known as "Larry the Lobster,"
Where would you find Ormiston Gorge? The MacDonald Ranges, NT
Who started Tattersalls lotteries? George Adams
What does the C stand for in ANZAC? Corps
Who was Australia's first Prime Minister? Sir Edmund Barton
Through which two states does the Birdsville Track run? Queensland and South Australia
Who or what is Blair Athol? A Queensland coalfield
What is the most easterly point on mainland Australia? Cape Byron

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