Melbourne True or False?

Can you guess whether these statements about Melbourne are true or false?
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Last updated: September 1, 2021
First submittedSeptember 1, 2021
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1. Melbourne served as Australia's first capital
True
False
The Australian parliament sat in Melbourne until moving to Canberra in 1927
2. Melbourne is home to the tallest building in Australia
True
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The tallest building in Australia is Q1 on the Gold Coast
3. Melbourne has the largest tram (streetcar) network in the world
True
False
The second-largest is St Petersburg's
4. Melbourne is the world's southernmost city with a population of over one million
True
False
5. Melbourne was established by British colonists from New South Wales
True
False
Melbourne was established by British colonists from Tasmania
6. Melbourne has a higher population than the US state of Arizona
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False
Melbourne has a population of 5 million; Arizona has a population of 7 million
7. The MCG is larger than any stadium in Europe
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False
The MCG has a capacity of over 100,000; Europe's largest stadium, Camp Nou, seats 99,354
8. Melbourne is the setting of the soap opera Neighbours
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False
9. It occasionally snows in Melbourne
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False
Snowfall is not uncommon in the outer suburbs and has been known to fall on skyscrapers in the central city
10. Nearly all the teams in the Australian Football League are based in Melbourne
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False
Only half of AFL teams are based in Melbourne
11. Melbourne has the largest Greek-born population of any city outside Greece or Cyprus
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False
12. The Melbourne Cup has the highest prize money of any horse race in Australia
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False
The Everest in Sydney is higher
13. You can catch a ferry from Melbourne to Tasmania
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False
The Spirit of Tasmania sails from Port Melbourne to Devonport
14. The Australian Open has always been held in Melbourne
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False
It has been held in several other cities in Australia and New Zealand
15. The first British shots of World War I were fired in Melbourne
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On 5 August 1914 a warning shot was fired across the bows of a German merchant vessel attempting to leave Port Philip after the British declaration of war
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