Australian General Knowledge #1

How many questions about Australia can you answer?
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Last updated: June 23, 2012
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In what year did the First Fleet arrive?
1788
Who captained the First Fleet?
Captain Arthur Phillip
Prior to 1856, what was Tasmania named?
Van Diemen's Land
In what year was Australia federated?
1901
Who was the first Prime Minister of Australia?
Edmund Barton
Prior to 1938, what was Australian Capital Territory named?
Federal Capital Territory
In 1956, who said "Good evening, and welcome to television"?
Bruce Gyngell
Since 1984, what is the name of Australia's national anthem?
Advance Australia Fair
In what year did Australia discontinue using 1 and 2 cent coins?
1991
What happened with the 1 and 2 cent coins?
Melted and turned into Bronze Medals for the Sydney 2000 Olympics
What road connects Sydney to Melbourne?
Hume Highway / Hume Freeway
What is the Northern most point of mainland Australia?
Cape York
At 2228m, what is Australia's tallest Mountain?
Mount Kosciuszko
At almost 2995km, what is Australia's longest river?
Murray River
What is Australia's highest grossing Australian film?
Crocodile Dundee
In what year did Australia currency replaced by the Dollar?
1966
Ayers Rock is also know as..
Uluru
What is the second most commonly spoken language in Australia?
Italian
Skyline, The Dipper, Conrod Straight - Where am I?
Mount Panorama
Q1, Chevron Island, Cavill Avenue - Where am I?
Surfers Paradise
4 Comments
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Level 19
Jun 21, 2012
Can Gold Coast be accepted for Surfers Paradise?
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Level 20
Jun 22, 2012
Initially I was contemplating this but went against. However I have resubmitted the quiz with this change. Thankyou for your feedback.
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Level 24
Jun 1, 2014
Could you accept other spelling variations of Kosciusko? I keep leaving out the z.
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Level 24
Jun 1, 2014
Also, I put "melted" for the copper coins - is that enough!!