History of Australia

Can you name these people, places, and things from Australian history?
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Last updated: March 15, 2020
First submittedMarch 10, 2020
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What name is given to the first people that inhabited Australia?
What is the name of the tube-shaped musical instrument that is used by the above?
What is considered to be the first European to reach Tasmania?
Abel Tasman
What name was given to Tasmania by the above originally?
Van Diemen’s Land
Which captain and explorer colonized Australia for the United Kingdom?
James Cook
What construction was completed in 1973?
Sydney Opera House
What name was given to Australia by the people of the First Fleet?
New Holland
What Turkish peninsula was site of a huge Australian defeat in WWI in 1916?
What city was designated by Walter Burley Griffin and replaced Sydney in 1927 as the new national capital of Australia?
Who was the first female prime minister of Australia?
Julia Gillard
What non-profit organization was founded by Julian Assange in 2006?
What major event has Australia hosted twice in 1956 and 2000?
Summer Olympics
What Australian media mogul founded New Corporation?
Rupert Murdoch
What type of colony did Australia use to be to the United Kingdom?
Penal Colony
What city was attacked by the Japanese air force in 1942?
What zookeeper was nicknamed "Crocodile Hunter" and died in 2006?
Steve Irwin
What striped carnivore went extinct in 1936?
Tasmanian Tiger
What country gained its independence from Australia in 1975?
Papua New Guinea
Who was the longest-serving prime minister of Australia - holding the office for 18 years?
Robert Menzies
What was the name of the camel drivers who worked in the Outback from 1860s to the 1930s and created permanent links between the coastal cities?
Afghan Cameleers
Level 77
Nov 30, 2020
Aboriginal is an adjective and shouldn't be pluralised. The correct term is Aborigine.
Level 77
Nov 30, 2020
The 's' is missing from News Corporation
Level 21
Sep 12, 2022
Didn't get sydney opera house because 'opera house' doesn't count. Sad
Level 49
Sep 25, 2022
Sydney was never Australia's capital. Canberra replaced Melbourne as Australia's capital in 1927.