Special Sub-Topic: Aussie H's in Geography
|We're 300 km north of Brisbane on the coast, looking out at a large Island. Where are we?|
Hervey Bay. Hervey Bay is a group of villages spread out along the shores of the bay, including, Pialba, Point Vernon, Scarness, Torquay and Urangan. It is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Australia. The large island offshore is of course Fraser Island.
|In Western Australia's Kimberley area is this town, which was actually relocated in the 1940s and 50s. What is the name of this town?|
Halls Creek. Halls Creek was relocated between 1948 and 1954 for two main reasons, the lack of water and the redirection of the main road. Hall's Creek originally was a gold mining town. Today, it is a just a jump-off point for the surrounding area which includes the Bungle Bungles.
|Near Mackay, in Queensland, on the Whitsunday Coast lies this beautiful island. What is its name?|
Hayman Island. Captain James Cook who passed Dent, Whitsunday, Hook and Hayman Islands on Sunday 4 June 1770 named the area for the seventh Sunday after Easter - Whit Sunday. Hayman is a resort island with luxurious five star accommodation.
Heard Island lies in the Indian Ocean and is an Australian external territory. Herring Island lies in the Yarra River a stone's throw from Melbourne's city centre. Howard Island is part of the Northern Territory and can be found in the Arafura Sea.
|We're in Victoria, 114 km north west of Melbourne on a ridge over 600 m above sea level. Where are we?|
Hepburn Springs. Best known for the effervescent mineral water which rises from its many natural springs (the water is free of charge and can be pumped by hand from the many pumps scattered around the town), Hepburn Springs was settled in 1838.
|In Tasmania, 39 km south west of Hobart, is this small apple growing hamlet. What is its name?|
Huonville. On the banks of the Huon river with apples and hops produced here from the early 1840s, Huonville became a town in 1889. Timber also played a part in its development with stands of Huon Pine still seen in the area.
|South west of Alice Springs, in the Northern Territory, this Aboriginal Community began as a Lutheran mission. Can you name this town?|
Hermannsburg. Established in 1877, Hermannsburg was named after the German town where the missionaries had trained. In 1982 all the land in the area was handed back to the traditional Aboriginal owners and divided into five separate areas. Hermannsburg is within the boundaries of the Ntaria Land Trust.
|We're in the Hunter Valley region of New South Wales and this town sits on the northern head of Port Stephens. Where are we?|
Hawks Nest. Named after a large tree which was a nesting place for the local hawks, Hawks Nest was settled in the early 1900's. There is boating, bushwalking, camping, canoeing, diving, fishing, swimming, surfing, water-skiing and wind surfing pursued in the local area.
|In Victoria, 60 km east of Melbourne at the meeting of a river and a creek is this town. What is its name? |
Healesville. Surveyed in 1864, Healseville was named after Richard Heales, Victorian Premier between 1860 and 1861 (he died in 1864). The 'Healesville Sanctuary' boasts over 200 native mammals, reptiles and birds in a bushland setting.
|Situated in a National Park in New South Wales, this small hamlet is 459 km north of Sydney. What is the name of this town?|
Hat Head. Surrounded by the Hat Head National Park north east of Kemspey, Hat Head was settled by wood cutters during the 1840s to cut the local stands of cedar. Hat Head boasts great surfing beaches and excellent fishing along with bushwalking in the National Park.
|We are in the Adelaide Hills of South Australia, 28 km south east of Adelaide. Where are we?|
Hahndorf. A lovely town with beautiful shady, tree-lined streets and lots of German influence! Hahndorf was settled by Germans even though it is named after a Danish ships captain, Dirk Hahn. During World War I the towns' name was changed to Ambleside by an Act of Parliament. The German Arms Hotel became the Ambleside Hotel and did not change its name back until 1976!
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