Special Sub-Topic: 'Q' Places in Australia
|This town of 26,000 is very close to Canberra, but considered part of N.S.W. The name means 'clear waters'.|
Queanbeyan. 'Clean waters' translates as Quinbean. This refers to the nearby Molonglo River. The town was founded by Timothy Beard, an innkeeper, in 1838.
|Most Australian capital cities have a Queen Street in their CBD?|
t. It is interesting to note that every capital city in Australia except the national capital Canberra and Darwin have a major street named after a British monarch.
|This town near Melbourne is also near Point Lonsdale, one of the points marking the entrance to Port Phillip Bay off Bass Strait.|
Queenscliff. Queenscliff is a popular daytripping and holiday destination for Melbournians. There are many things to see including the Maritime Centre, a 19th Century fort and two lighthouses. There is also a vehicle ferry to Portsea and Sorrento on the other side of Port Phillip Bay.
|In which Australian state or territory would you find Quilpie?|
Queensland. Quilpie is a very remote outback town in Queensland. The closest town of a notable size is Charleville, some 200 km away. Quilpie itself has a population of only 730. Its main industries are opals and agriculture.
|This South Australian town of about 1,000, is situated between Port Augusta and the Flinders Ranges. Its main attraction is a 19th Century tourist railway.|
Quorn. There's not much to see here, just another historic town. The railway has a funny name, though: Pichi Richi Railway.
|What is the main attraction of Queenstown, Tasmania?|
It is a mining town built in the mountains. Gold, silver and copper have been mined at Queenstown. The nearby town of Strahan is a fishing port while the chief town of Freycinet National Park is Coles Bay. There are limestone caves in Tasmania but these are further north around Deloraine.
|Which of these is not a 'Queens' town in Australia.|
Queensborough. Queenscliff is a town in Victoria and a suburb of Sydney.
Queenstown is a town in Tasmania and a suburb of Adelaide.
Queens Park is a suburb of Adelaide.
There is no Queensborough in Australia.
|Do these really exist? One of these is a town in New South Wales. The others do not exist. Which is the real one?|
Quaama. Quaama is a tiny town on the Princes Highway near the south east coast of N.S.W. near Bermagui. There are towns called Quandary and Quambatook, but not Quandrie or Quaatook. A good reference for this question is 'Explore Australia' which can be found in most bookshops in Australia.
|This town of 2,700 is in the Great Dividing Range near Tamworth. One of the important industries is sunflower growing. Polo is an important sport in this town.|
Quirindi. Not much here, either. The town is overlooked by the 'Who'd-a-thought-it' Hill. Who'd have thought that?
|Now for a nice and easy one. Which is the largest of these Queensland cities?|
Ipswich. The populations are:
Ipswich = 65 000
Rockhampton = 58 000
Mackay = 45 000
Maroochydore = 29 000
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