Special Sub-Topic: Australian Disasters
|In 1973, what occurred at the Brisbane Nightclub, "Whiskey Au Go-Go"?|
Arson. In March, 1973, the Whiskey Au Go-Go nightclub was deliberately set alight, the ensuing fire killed 15 people.
|"Santa never made it into ...". Where, in 1974?|
Darwin. This was a song by Bill and Boyd recalling Cyclone Tracy. On Christmas Day, 1974, Cyclone Tracy hit Darwin with a force never before seen. Sixty five people were killed and approximately 650 people were injured. Darwin was never the same again.
|In February 1964, which naval disaster caused the death of 82 people?|
Collision of HMAS Melbourne and HMAS Voyager. Off Jervis Bay in New South Wales, the HMAS Melbourne collided with the HMAS Voyager.
|What bridge collapsed in 1970, killing 35 people and injuring a further 18?|
Westgate. In Melbourne, on the Lower Yarra River, the Westgate Bridge collapsed in October 1970.
|What natural event killed 92 people in 1972 in South Australia?|
Heatwave. A heatwave killed 92 people in South Australia in 1972. Surprisingly enough, every decade since records have been kept, heatwaves have killed hundreds of people in Australia, usually the old and infirm.
|In 1977, in New South Wales, a train crash killed 83 people. Where did this crash occur?|
Granville. In Granville, a suburb of Sydney, a commuter train crashed into a concrete pylon supporting the Granville Bridge. The bridge collapsed and killed 83 people, injuring a further 213.
|In 1983, bushfires killed over 70 people. In which three Australian States did this occur?|
Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia. "Ash Wednesday", a day forever written into Australian disaster history. 75 people lost their lives and over 2500 were injured.
|In 1991, in the Hunter Valley, New South Wales, what occurred that killed over 10 people?|
Fire. In August, 1991, in Dungog, a town in rural New South Wales, the Palm Grove Hostel burnt down killing 12 people and injuring a further 28.
|In 1994, what occurred in a suburb of Brisbane that killed 12 people?|
Bus crash. In October, 1994, 12 people were killed and 39 people were injured in a bus crash at Boondall.
|18 people were killed in what type of accident in the Townsville area of Queensland in 1996?|
Helicopter. Near Townsville, Queensland, in June 1996, two Army Blackhawk helicopters collided, killing 18 and injuring a further 10 defence force personnel.
|What killed 15 people in Childers, Queensland in 2000?|
Fire. Fire, specifically, arson, killed 15 people and injured a further five people in Childers in 2000, after a fire was deliberately lit within the confines of the Childers Backpackers Hostel.
|What killed 92 people and injured a further 46 people in Western Australia in 1622?|
Shipwreck. In May, on Monte Bello Island, the Tryal was shipwrecked, killing 92 people and injuring a further 46 people - the survivors made it to Batavia in a small boat.
|In 1846, in the Richmond River area of New South Wales, what, killed about 100 people?|
Massacre. In August, 1846, in the Richmond River region in New South Wales, a shooting massacre killed approximately 100 Aboriginals.
|In 1859, how many people died in relation to the shipwreck of the "Admella"?|
89. In August 1859, 89 people died in the shipwreck of the Admella, and 24 more people were injured.
|Floods in Ipswich, west of Brisbane, and Maryborough, north of Brisbane, killed how many people in 1893?|
35. Floods in 1893 killed 35 people in the Ipswich and Maryborough areas with over 300 people being injured.
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