Time in Australia

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Last updated: March 13, 2022
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1. When did time zone legislation come into effect?
1851
1888
1895
1901
2. Before the time zones were legislated, how was the time determined in Australia?
Apparent solar time in Hobart, -1 hour for SA/NT and -2 hours for WA
London time plus 12 hours
A seasonal system based on sunrise and sunset
Each town or city chose its own time
3. When offshore territories are included, how many time zones does Australia have?
5
6
8
9
4. Which transport route has its own time zone?
Flights between WA and the eastern states
The Indian Pacific train between Kalgoorlie WA and Port Augusta SA
The Lord Howe Island supply ship
The Ghan (Adelaide/Darwin train) during daylight savings
5. The Dreamtime is:
An ancient Aboriginal belief in prophetic dreams
Indigenous oral history
A misinterpretation by early anthropologists
An 1881 short story by a white author that was adopted into popular culture
6. At what time does a shaft of sunlight shine on the Stone of Remembrance in Melbourne?
noon, 1 January
3pm, 26 January
6.28am, 25 April
11am, 11 November
7. Which town is in a different time zone to the rest of the state?
Broken Hill NSW
Kununurra WA
Camooweal Queensland
Birdsville Queensland
8. "It's time" was a powerful election campaign in 1972. Which of these lines was not included?
It’s time for children
It’s time to move
It’s time for changes
Time to say ‘yes’
9. What time does the Melbourne Cup start?
11:15 am
1:00 pm
2:15 pm
3:00 pm
10. Discussing a petition for change in 2006, what did Queensland Premier Peter Beattie suggest that daylight savings would do?
Increase skin cancer
Fade the curtains
Reduce milk production
Damage clock mechanisms
11. What was the "six o'clock swill"?
Last drinks before the pubs close
A bucket of cooking scraps to feed the pigs
Overcrowded trains during the weekday rush hour
Milk delivery by horse and cart from a local dairy
12. Which island has two time zones (constant eastern standard time and constant eastern daylight savings time)?
Tasmania
Macquarie Island
Heron Island, Queensland
Magnetic Island, Queensland
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