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Australia: 20th Century History by Decade

Each question is an Australian history question from each decade of the 20th century. Additionally each question is prefaced by other significant events or people for that decade. See if you can determine why they have been included as well. Good luck.
Tough
10 Q
1nn1
Dec 31 14
279 plays
2
ANZAC: Defining the Identity of Australia
Team quiz by Australian Players

On 25 April, 1915, the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZACs) landed in Gallipoli. Arising from this fierce WWI battle, the Anzac Spirit was born and lives on today. It defines us as a people and it will never die. This is the Anzac story.
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10 Q
1nn1
Apr 24 14
360 plays
3
Australian History

Australian history by the decades. A potted history of the Land Down-Under...
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25 Q
ozzz2002
Oct 06 02
6684 plays
4
Great Bloopers of Australian History

Australian history is full of amusing bloopers, terrible blunders, and costly mistakes. See if you can get through this quiz without making too many of them yourself.
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15 Q
Wizzid
Sep 09 09
1374 plays
5
More Noteworthy Australians
Team quiz by Australian Players

Some of our most famous Australians are featured on our currency. When Australia was the first country to introduce notes made from polymers, it was a chance to showcase another collective of noteworthy Australians. Good Luck!
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10 Q
1nn1
Mar 24 13
429 plays
6
The Stolen Generation

From the early 1900s to 1969, more than 100,000 Australian children of indigenous descent were taken from their families and raised as wards of the state. Test your knowledge of this sad chapter of history.
Tough
10 Q
CellarDoor
Mar 18 08
708 plays
7
Historic Sydney

Welcome to some of the historical sites around the beautiful city of Sydney, Australia.
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10 Q
Creedy
Jul 22 13
798 plays
8
The History of Australian Exploration

Australia is a vast country, and many people have been exploring it over the last few centuries. See you much you know about these intrepid souls and their expeditions.
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10 Q
ozzz2002
May 20 13
360 plays
9
Scandals in Australian History

While some of these events are quite well-known to modern-day Australians, others are more obscure - but some strategic internet research should give you the answers. The fun part is that they all have a whiff of scandal about them!
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10 Q
looney_tunes
May 19 08
1098 plays
10
Australia of Yesteryear

Ten multiple choice questions on the history of Australia since the very first beginnings of white settlement.
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10 Q
Midget40
Feb 19 09
1164 plays
11
Noteworthy Australians: Their Place in History
Team quiz by Australian Players

Australia, politically and nationally, is a new country on the world stage but its cultural history goes back approximately 40 000 years. How do you select a few questions to reflect our heritage? Just look at our "colourful" money!
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10 Q
1nn1
Feb 13 13
405 plays
12
Australia's Involvement in the Vietnam War

Australia's involvement in the Vietnam spanned ten years and was always controversial.
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10 Q
ClaudiaCat
Oct 11 15
141 plays
13
The History of Brisbane

In 1820, New South Wales free settlers demanded, "send the bad convicts someplace else", but where were they to go? They'd already been sent to a living hell! "We shall settle a worse hell, and it will be called Brisbane."
Tough
10 Q
bertho
Aug 09 04
813 plays
14
Streets of Gold

The 19th century gold rushes in California and the Yukon are well known to many. The Australian state of Victoria experienced a gold rush during the 1850s that fundamentally changed its social structure.
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10 Q
looney_tunes
Jul 04 11
1008 plays
15
Australia's Sordid Past: 4

It has been a while, but here is another quiz about the worst of Australian criminals. I cannot stress this enough, it is not for the kiddies, or weak minded. Gruesome details follow .... Be careful, is it the obvious answer or is there more to it?
Tough
10 Q
Lssah
Feb 18 12
285 plays
16
Australia's Sordid Past: 1

Every culture has the good, the bad and the ugly. Here are some of the not so good! NB: NOT for the faint hearted or children!
Difficult
10 Q
Lssah
Nov 19 09
639 plays
17
A Short History of Western Australia

While Western Australia does not have a long history since European settlement, I believe it is an interesting one and would like to share it with you through this quiz.
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10 Q
tezza1551
Jul 28 09
399 plays
18
The First Australians: Beginning of the Dreamtime

Modern genetics has made it possible to learn more about the first Australians, the Aborigines. Although the Dreamtime is based on legends and myths, the history of these people is becoming clear through the use of scientific study.
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10 Q
ponycargirl
Jan 19 15
210 plays
19
Australian Scientific Inventions

While most people know that the black box flight recorder was invented in Australia, how much do you know about other famous inventions that Australia can lay claim to? 'A regular bloke with a simple idea' from hills.com.au sums it all up.
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10 Q
Exit10
Jul 07 02
1389 plays
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1932 - Australia

1932 was difficult year for Australia. It relied heavily on borrowed funds to cope with the Depression. This quiz highlights significant events during that year.
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10 Q
skirwood
Nov 24 07
774 plays
21
The Australian Rum Rebellion

Here are ten questions relating to Australia's famous Rum Rebellion in which the ruling Governor of the colony was deposed by members of the military.
Tough
10 Q
Creedy
Jul 28 13
567 plays
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Eltham: Gateway to Melbourne's Green Wedge

The suburb of Eltham, 20 km NE of Melbourne in the Shire of Nillumbik, has a proud artistic and environmental heritage. Here are some highlights.
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10 Q
looney_tunes
Aug 16 09
270 plays
23
Bienvenido a la Nueva Australia!

In 1893 a bunch of disgruntled Australians upped sticks, moved to Paraguay and established the Nueva Australia commune. Most returned, but some stayed and their descendents still live there, preserving fragments of Australian culture. Let's explore!
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10 Q
dramatica
Nov 09 13
162 plays
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Australia's Sordid Past: 5

Are you ready for the next trip down memory lane with Australia's worst and notorious criminals? Adults only!
Tough
10 Q
Lssah
Feb 20 12
282 plays
25
From Ashes to Agriculture
Team quiz by Phoenix Rising

Early settlers trying to maintain farming methods from the old country soon found their crops burnt by Australia's harsher landscape. Here are some of the ways they adapted to create a significant agricultural industry.
Average
10 Q
pollucci19
May 23 13
294 plays
26
Australian History: A Few Facts

A quiz about some big events and people from Australian history beginning with European settlement.
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10 Q
westwingitis
Jul 26 07
1473 plays
27
Australia's Sordid Past: 2

Back by popular demand! Part 2 of some of Australia's worst crimes. Again, not for kids!
Difficult
10 Q
Lssah
Dec 02 09
432 plays
28
Kids in Care in 20th Century Australia

In the twentieth century, social policies in Australia impacted heavily on children - indigenous, children in care and those exported by the UK. This quiz examines the impact of such policies.
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10 Q
tezza1551
Dec 15 10
258 plays
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Australia in 1974

Hi. Here is the next installment in my series of quizzes based on events that happened in Australia during the 1970s. See how much you know, or can remember, from the year 1974.
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10 Q
mandamoo
Nov 08 06
837 plays
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Australian Gold Rush

A quiz about the interesting period of the 1850s and 1860s. Gold is one of Australia's most important minerals.
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10 Q
AW3404
Jul 05 08
624 plays
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