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Australia A-Z

For each letter A-Z, guess the answer that pertains to the country of Australia.
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Clue
Answer
A
Native inhabitants
Aboriginals
B
Lake formed when a river
changes course
Billabong
C
Capital city
Canberra
D
Wild dog
Dingo
E
National animal #1
Emu
F
1788 arrival: The First _____
Fleet
G
National flower: ______ Wattle
Golden
H
Capital of Tasmania
Hobart
I
Crocodile Hunter's last name
Irwin
J
Word for a young K
Joey
K
National animal #2
Kangaroo
L
Alternative to a flat white:
____ Black
Long
M
Waltzing _______
Matilda
 
Clue
Answer
N
Australia's most famous soap opera
Neighbours
O
The inland regions of Australia
Outback
P
Australia was originally this type of colony
Penal
Q
Brisbane's state
Queensland
R
Invasive animal
Rabbit
S
Australian term for a ranch
Station
T
Sport played at the Australian Open
Tennis
U
Type of sheepskin boots
Ugg
V
Second most populous state
Victoria
W
Tunnel-dwelling marsupial
Wombat
X
 
 
Y
Mass-produced wine brand:
______ Tail
Yellow
Z
14% of the world's supply of this
metal comes from Australia
Zinc
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Level 72
Oct 21, 2015
I learned the answer for J from episode of "Friends". I wonder if somebody else also remembers the moment about which I'm talking. :)
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Level 70
Jun 6, 2018
But if he wants to get more acting work he should go with a stage name that's stronger. Like Joseph... and a last name something like... Stalin.
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Level 44
Oct 27, 2015
Really? Only 34% got Billabong? I got it straight away. I missed 6 (Ugg, Yellow, Rabbit, Neighbours because I hate it, Golden and Station) and I'm Australian! Patriotic shame
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Level 83
Nov 28, 2015
I thought the lake was an oxbow lake, and didn't know the Australian term for one.
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Level 85
Mar 25, 2016
I accidentally wrote billybong
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Level 55
Mar 26, 2016
Nope, to me Billabong is just a skater/California style clothing brand sold as PacSun. I had no idea it was actually a thing, much less a land form!
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Level 69
Jul 6, 2017
Shaking my head at Deus - so weird that I am not a fan of the brand at all, but still need to correct it. Thanks Raider
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Level 86
May 30, 2018
Heard the word, knew it was something Australian, but had no idea what it actually referred to.
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Level 60
May 25, 2020
How can you be Australian and not get rabbit?
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Level 47
Dec 21, 2015
Really great quiz!!!!!!!!!!! i got them all perfect. I studied australia
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Level 60
May 25, 2020
I got them all as well. But I'm from Tassie.
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Level 66
Mar 25, 2016
"This here's the wattle, the emblem of our land. You can stick it in a bottle, you can hold it in your hand.

Amen!"

Sadly, this little 'poem' does not include the word 'golden' in it, or I would have definitely got that one.

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Level 71
Mar 25, 2016
In outback Australia areas such as Arnhem Land, Northern Territory etc. a billabong is a pond left behind when a river dries up. The monsoonal rains have these rivers running for a few months, then eventually when the rains stop, the rivers stop running and deeper locations along the course form ponds. These too will slowly evaporate unless quite deep. Generally when bathing in these billabongs the top 2 feet is quite warm, below that they are icy cold. Sometimes rivers flood their banks and form secondary channels and billabongs can occur along those, but not usually as deep as in the primary channel.
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Level 60
Mar 25, 2016
Shoulda had Chazzwazzers as the C.
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Level 65
Mar 25, 2016
Put that in your tuckerbag!
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Level 70
Mar 25, 2016
Only 24% got station?
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Level 76
Mar 25, 2016
Australians, by the way, pronounce this sty-shun.
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Level 78
Mar 25, 2016
What Australian pronounces it sty-shun?
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Level 71
Mar 27, 2016
Some bloke he knows?
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Level 69
May 14, 2016
I think he's probably just referring to the Australian accent, which, to be fair, does put a little bit on an "i" sound into long a's.
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Level 48
Oct 13, 2018
maybe a pig farmer would say sty-shun
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Level 35
Jul 4, 2022
I sure do
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Level 82
Feb 11, 2018
What happened to my comment here? I think I said that it never would have occurred to me to guess something as ordinary as "station." I assumed it was going to be something like a swoombatoombly... was that deemed racist?
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Level 48
Oct 13, 2018
an Australian saying is "Come on, you're not playing for sheep stations" meaning cool it, the result is not that important.
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Level 75
May 24, 2020
I remembered it from The Thorn Birds - that was such a good book and miniseries.
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Level 29
Apr 26, 2022
To be honest I thought they were talking about ranch as in the dressing! Only reason why didn't get it lmao.
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Level 75
Mar 25, 2016
My son chose Waltzing Matilda as the subject of a school report about Australia, and we learned the lyrics which is the only reason this American got both Matilda and billabong. Too bad there wasn't anything in the lyrics about Neighbours or Golden Wattle. :)
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Level 51
Mar 25, 2016
Can you please also accept echidna as a native animal.
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Level 58
Mar 26, 2016
Echidna is not the national animal. The Kangaroo and Emu are, they are on our Coat of Arms.
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Level 59
Mar 28, 2016
You beauty 100%. Fantastic Quiz!!!
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Level 68
Jul 21, 2016
Nice quiz! Finally a quiz I get all correct first pop.
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Level 43
May 25, 2020
being kiwi sure helps! this quiz is great!!
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Level 71
Feb 21, 2017
Good quiz, if you enjoyed this try my 'Australia Quiz' for another all round challenge.
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Level 35
May 14, 2017
can ug boot be accepted?

we south Australian call it that

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Level 35
Jul 4, 2022
We sure do
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Level 68
May 23, 2017
Correct me if I am wrong, but aren't lakes formed from the changing course of a river called "Oxbow" lakes?
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Level 85
Feb 11, 2018
Wikipedia to the rescue: "In Australia, an oxbow lake is known as a billabong, from the indigenous language Wiradjuri. In south Texas, oxbows left by the Rio Grande are called resacas."
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Level 64
May 21, 2018
xd
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Level 86
May 30, 2018
One of these days I will remember the name of that danged soap opera. Also, I got this right by randomly guessing adjectives, but what is a long black? (Or a flat white, for that matter?)
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Level 58
Jun 6, 2018
Long black, flat white, latte etc - all coffees.
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Level 67
Feb 13, 2020
Weird how long and flat and black and white are synonyms for the same thing. Would have never guessed it was about a coffee, thought perhaps fish or something
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Level 75
May 24, 2020
I thought it was paint.
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Level 80
Oct 26, 2022
I didn't realize that they were drinks so I tried light black thinking maybe Australians had another name for the color white.
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Level 52
May 24, 2020
Made a correct guess, but never realised the golden wattle was the national flower. I would've assumed it was the banksia. Which it should be, really, since it's far more distinctive and unlike the wattle is found in every state.
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Level 33
Nov 10, 2021
wattles are found in every state as well?
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Level 67
May 24, 2020
I'd put Queensland beer as the question for letter X
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Level 74
May 24, 2020
i tried irvin for irwin, might that be accepted?
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Level 79
May 24, 2020
Why?
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Level 67
May 24, 2020
100% with 3:14 left. Being Australian DOES help!
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Level 57
May 24, 2020
"Aboriginies" is the collective noun while "aboriginal" is an adjective (eg Aboriginal land, Aboriginal artefact). Suggest accepting both but displaying "Aboriginies".
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Level 60
May 25, 2020
It's actually "Aborigines". However, Aboriginals is also correct.
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Level 52
May 25, 2020
Aboriginals is the preferred term these days; Aborigine is considered offensive. https://www.sbs.com.au/nitv/nitv-news/article/2018/02/23/why-do-media-organisations-news-corp-reuters-and-new-york-times-still-use-words
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Level 57
May 27, 2020
Based on the link, and I would agree, "Indigenous" is the preferred term (but obviously doesn't start with A). I stand corrected on "Aboriginies" and even on the use of "Aborigines" - we should be listening to what Indigenous Australians want to be called.
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Level 60
May 25, 2020
G'day mate! You beauty! I was flat out mate, like a lizard drinkin'. Crikey! I'm a fair dinkum' Aussie, but blimey! Thought I was a dag! But I'm stoked! I knew I was in for a ripper this arvo. Now I can go treat myself to some tucker. I had heaps of pressure coz I was bustin for the dunny the whole time, mate. Nah, mate. I got em all with ages left.
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Level 35
Jul 4, 2022
What part of 'Stralia you from you old Barry
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Level 47
May 26, 2020
Couldn't work out why Echidna and Koala weren't working.
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Level 33
Nov 10, 2021
theyre native animals not the national animals
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Level 79
Jan 20, 2022
Because they're not on the coat of arms
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Level 34
Sep 11, 2022
Stop saying aboriginals or aboriginees (which is more offensive). I don't get why its so hard to refer to Australian First Nations by their preferred term?
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Level 87
Dec 15, 2022
Educate me. Do we actually know these "nations" to be the first?
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Level 80
Aug 20, 2023
Aboriginals.
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Level 67
Sep 19, 2022
I always thought a billabong was some sort of pot/pan because of the first verse of waltzing Matilda (where he waited till his billy boiled) thinking billy was short for billabong, a word I'd heard later in the song. Having looked it up I now know it's short for billycan. And having looked at the full lyrics the meanings make a lot more sense to me :)