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George Coppin - George Coppin was a comedian, who starred in parts including Paul Pry, Bob Acres, and Lancelot Gobbo.Who was known as the "Philanthropist and Father of the Theatre in Victoria"?

       a. James Ruse
       b. Davy Jones
       c. George Coppin
       d. Francis Greenway

Edmund Barton - Edmund died from heart failure 7 January 1920 at the age of 70.Who was Australia's first Prime Minister in 1901?

       a. Chris Watson
       b. Edmund Barton
       c. Alfred Deakin
       d. George Reid

Western Australia - The region has been split into Northern Jarrah Forest and Southern Jarrah Forest.The Jarra Forest can be found in which Australian state?

       a. South Australia
       b. Queensland
       c. Western Australia
       d. Victoria

Forgery - Francis died at the age of 59 of Typhoid fever.Responsible for the design of Sydney's Supreme Court building, Francis Greenway was originally transported to Australia for what crime?

       a. Murder
       b. Forgery
       c. Robbery
       d. Assult

Dame Enid Lyons - Lyons was made a Dame of the Order of Australia on Australia Day in 1980. A year before she died.I was the first woman to be elected to the Australian House of Reps in 1943. Who am I?

       a. Dame Enid Lyons
       b. Elizabeth Blackburn
       c. Caroline Chisholm
       d. Elizabeth Kenny

South Australia - Kangaroo Island's closest point to the mainland is eight miles off Cape Jervis.Australia's third-largest island, Kangaroo Island, can be found Off the Coast of which state?

       a. South Australia
       b. Victoria
       c. Queensland
       d. Western Australia

Captain James Cook - Together with two neighbouring islands, Norfolk Island forms one of Australia's external territories.Who was the first European known to have sighted Norfolk Island in 1774?

       a. Captain James Cook
       b. William Charles Wentworth
       c. Charles Sturt
       d. Sir Douglas Mawson

Isaac Nichols - Nichols was transported to Australia for seven years in 1790 for theft.A convict on the Third Fleet, who became Australia's first Postmaster in 1809?

       a. John Macarthur
       b. James Ruse
       c. Isaac Nichols
       d. Andrew Thomas

Cape Byron - Cape Byron houses one of the last 19th-century Victorian era lighthouses.What is the most easterly point on mainland Australia?

       a. Cape York
       b. Steep Point
       c. Cape Byron
       d. South Point

1956 - The first transmission was introduced by Bruce Gyngell with the words 'Good evening, and welcome to television'.Australian mainstream TV transmission began in which year?

       a. 1966
       b. 1946
       c. 1956
       d. 1960

The Spirit of Progress - In April 1962, the Spirit of Progress began going to Sydney.Which premier express luxury train started running between Melbourne and the border of Albury in 1937?

       a. The Spirit of Australia
       b. The Spirit of Progress
       c. The Spirit of Albury
       d. The Spirit of Melbourne

1868 - The apple has a light green skin and a crisp, juicy flesh.Named after Maria Ann Smith, the Granny Smith green apple originated in Australia. In which year did it make its first appearance?

       a. 1888
       b. 1898
       c. 1868
       d. 1908

Major George Johnston - 26 January 1808 - 1 January 1810.Known as the only successful armed takeover of government in Australia's history, which officer led the Rum Rebellion?

       a. William Bligh
       b. Major George Johnston
       c. John Macarthur
       d. Major-General Lachlan Macquarie

Mersey River - Devonport is the major regional centre of the northwestern part of Tasmania.On which river is the city of Devonport located?

       a. Murray River
       b. Flinders River
       c. Mersey River
       d. Murrumbidgee River

Bert Sachse - Bert claimed he created the dish at the Esplanade Hotel in Perth, Australia in 1935.created in honour of Anna Pavlova, who claimed they created the dessert Pavlova in 1935?

       a. Bert Sachse
       b. Keith Money
       c. Helen Leach
       d. Matthew Evans

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