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|This person was born July 11, 1916 and went on to be the 21st Prime Minister of Australia. Who is he?|
Gough Whitlam. These are all former Prime Ministers. Edward Gough Whitlam (21st) is best remembered for his party's 'It's Time' slogan in 1973, when his Labour Party ousted Billy McMahon's Liberals. He was in turn dismissed by then Governor-General, Sir John Kerr, in 1975.
Billy McMahon (23 February 1908 - 31 March 1988) was the 20th Prime Minister.
John Howard (born 26 July 1939) was the 25th PM.
Harold Holt (5 August 1908 - 17 December 1967) was PM number 17, disappearing and presumed drowned in 1967.
|This entertainer, born 30 March 1930, played an unusual instrument, the wobbleboard. Who was he?|
Rolf Harris. Born in Perth, Rolf moved to England where he pursued a successful career as an artist and musician. His best known songs included 'Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport'.
George Wallace (1918-1968) was an Australian comedian, best remembered for his performances on Brisbane's Theatre Royal.
John Barry Humphries (born 17 February 1934) is an Australian entertainer best known for his portrayal of Dame Edna Everage from Moonie Ponds.
|Which actor, born in 1909, was noted for his 'swashbuckling' movie roles?|
Errol Flynn. Errol Flynn (20 June 1909 - 14 October 1959) was born in Tasmania. His first acting role in Hollywood was in 'Captain Blood' (1935) and he starred in several similar roles including 'The Adventures of Robin Hood'.(1938)
Peter Finch (28 September 1916 - 14 January 1977) although British-born, was an Australian actor remembered for his performance in 'Network', for which he was posthumously awarded an Academy Award.
Chips Rafferty (26 March 1909 - 27 May 1971) was the 'typical Australian', appearing in such films as 'The Overlanders' and 'The Rats of Tobruk'.
Paul Hogan (born 8 October 1939) is another 'ocker' type Australian actor, noted for his 'Crocodile Dundee' film roles.
|This musician has 'Been Everywhere'. Who is he?|
Lucky Starr. Born Leslie Morrison, Lucky Starr (born 29 December 1940) sang this song at rapid pace, incorporating the names of several Australian towns, and they aren't always easy to pronounce.
Johnny O'Keefe (19 January 1935 - 6 October 1978), known as 'The Wild One', had a hit by that name and also 'Shout'.
David Gordon "Slim Dusty" Kirkpatrick (13 June 1927-19 September 2003), was an Australian legend in country music, best known for 'The Pub With No Beer'.
Rolf Harris (born 30 March 1930) could be featured as a musician, artist or television personality.
|Which of these aviators disappeared over Italy in 1933?|
Bert Hinkler. Bert Hinkler (8 December 1892 - 7 January 1933), was the first to fly solo from England to Australia and the first to cross the South Atlantic Ocean.
Sir Charles Kingsford-Smith (4 December 1892 - 13 April 1922), was first to fly across the Pacific Ocean. He disappeared over the Andaman Sea in 1935.
Ross Smith (4 December 1892 - 13 April 1922), with his brother Keith, was the first to fly from England to Australia. He died during a test flight.
John Flynn (25 November 1880 - 5 May 1951), founded the Royal Flying Doctor Service in 1928.
|Which of these painters won the Archibald prize in 1948?|
William Dobell. Sir William Dobell (24 September 1899 - 13 May 1970), won this prestigious award with "Margaret Olley". He also won in 1943 and 1959.
Sir Russell Drysdale (7 February 1912 - 29 June 1981) was a landscape artist, winning the Wynne Prize in 1947.
Sir Sidney Nolan (22 April 1917 - 28 November 1992), whose style may appear 'childish' to some, was one of Australia's premier artists.
Albert Namatjira (28 July 1902 - 8 August 1959) is best known for his Australian outback watercolours.
|Each of the following was awarded the Victoria Cross for gallantry in a 20th Century conflict. Who won it in World War Two?|
Roden Cutler. Lieutenant Arthur Roden Cutler (1916 - 2002) led a successful forward raid into enemy territory in 1941 (WWII), losing a leg as a result. He was later Governor of New South Wales.
Sergeant James Rogers (1875 - 1 961), was awarded the medal for rescuing wounded colleagues under fire in the Boer War in 1901.
Lieutenant Arthur Blackburn (1892 - 1960), won the Cross in 1916 (WWI), for leading successful bombing raids during the trench warfare.
Warrant Officer Class II Keith Payne (Born 30 August 1933) was awarded the VC during the Vietnam War in 1969 for a desperate rally and rescue of troops caught in a Viet Cong attack.
|Which Australian cricketer finished his career with a Test batting average of 99.94?|
Donald Bradman. Sir Donald Bradman (27 August 1908 - 25 February 2001), did indeed finish his Test career with this astonishing average. When he was dismissed first ball for a duck in his final innings, it robbed him of a chance of a plus 100 average.
Bill O'Reilly (20 December 1905 - 6 October 1992), although an excellent slow bowler, 'boasted' a Test batting average of 12.81.
Wally Grout (20 March 1927 - 9 November 1968), was an excellent wicket-keeper with a Test batting average of only 15.08.
Ray Lindwall (3 October 1921 - 23 June 1996), was an opening fast bowler with a Test batting average of 21.15
|In 1985, four Rugby League players were selected by a RL magazine as 'Immortals'. Which of these players was not an Immortal?|
Graeme Langlands. Graeme Langlands could arguably have made this list, being a top-rated centre and fullback in the mighty St George team of the 1960s-70s.
'Puff the Magic' dragon, Reg Gasnier was also a St George player (centre) along with Johnny Raper (lock forward).
Bobby Fulton played his football mainly with the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles, winning 3 premierships with them.
All of these players represented Australia with distinction.
|This swimmer won the gold medal for the 100 metres freestyle at three consecutive Olympic Games. Who was she?|
Dawn Fraser. Dawn won her Olympic golds at Melbourne (1956), Rome (1960) and Tokyo (1964), where she is also remembered for allegedly stealing a flag.
Margaret Court (nee Smith) was a tennis champion, winning 19 Grand Slam events, including 3 at Wimbledon. In 1970, she won the Grand Slam (Wimbledon, US Open, French Open and Australian OPen.
Betty Cuthbert was a track sprint star, winning 3 Gold medals at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics (100m, 200m and 4x100m relay) She also won gold in the 400m at Tokyo (1964).
Jan Stephenson is a champion golfer, winning the US Women's Open in 1983.
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