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90 Australian Music quizzes and 1,260 Australian Music trivia questions.
  Oz Rock Lyrics!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
You know how it goes. I'll give you a lyric, you tell me what song its from, and they're ALL Australian! Aussie Aussie Aussie! Oi Oi Oi!
Average, 10 Qns, epoch_72, Oct 31 10
765 plays
  'Waltzing Matilda' - The Missing Words   best quiz  
Fun Fill-It
 10 Qns
A fun fill-in quiz about one of Australia's most loved folk songs, 'Waltzing Matilda'. Enjoy!
Very Easy, 10 Qns, ozzz2002, Oct 17 23
Recommended for grades: 6,7,8,9
Very Easy
ozzz2002 gold member
Oct 17 23
239 plays
  Oz Rocks! Lead Singers of Australian Bands   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
This quiz provides a brief description of an internationally known Australian band. You need to match the lead singer with the group.
Easier, 10 Qns, redwaldo, Jun 10 20
redwaldo gold member
Jun 10 20
489 plays
  Red Rock   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
At the heart of Australia lies its soul, a large red rock called Uluru. These questions look at the heart of some of the most significant artists and events in the creation of Australian rock and roll.
Average, 10 Qns, pollucci19, Apr 21 19
pollucci19 gold member
Apr 21 19
386 plays
  Classic Australian Album Covers   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Classic Aussie album covers! Go on, who from outside the country is game to give this quiz a go?
Average, 10 Qns, FussBudget, Feb 21 09
FussBudget gold member
1050 plays
  U S Hits From Australian Artists   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Australian songs and artists over the past fifty years that have made the charts in the US.
Average, 10 Qns, shanteyman, Jul 10 10
1793 plays
  Down Under or Australian Rock Bands    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
A lot of good music comes from our friends in Australia. See if you can match the hits to the band.
Easier, 10 Qns, Urlord, Jun 11 19
Urlord gold member
Jun 11 19
679 plays
  Multiple Choice Quiz about Australian Music   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Australia, being a unique country, also has its own music. Try this selection and good luck.
Average, 10 Qns, barrywlj, Mar 12 10
985 plays
  Who'll Come a Waltzing Matilda With Me?   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
'Waltzing Matilda' is Australia's unofficial National Anthem. Few Australians would not be familiar with the words, but does everyone know what the meanings are?
Easier, 10 Qns, Calpurnia09, Sep 18 21
Calpurnia09 gold member
Sep 18 21
873 plays
  15 Questions about Australian Music    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
When I first joined FunTrivia, I vowed to never write a music quiz, so here it is! A few questions about Aussie music over the years, and expertly written by my daughter.
Average, 15 Qns, ozzz2002, Mar 02 07
ozzz2002 gold member
1831 plays
trivia question Quick Question
Who was the drummer for "The Razor's Edge"?

From Quiz "AC/DC: Who was the drummer?"

  Aussie Music - 1990s and 2000s    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Aussie Music from the 1990s and 2000s, exploring artists who made the grade and those who are just considered obscure.
Average, 10 Qns, ClaudiaCat, Feb 15 22
ClaudiaCat gold member
Feb 15 22
272 plays
  Australian Country Music   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
There are a lot of quizzes on individual artists,but as far as i can see, no general quizzes on the many wonderful people who make up the Australian country music scene.
Average, 10 Qns, tezza1551, Feb 25 08
681 plays
  Waltzing Matilda: Anatomy of a Song    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In Australia waltzing is a slang term for travelling alone by foot. Matilda is a particular name for the items carried by the traveller in a roll called a swag. Hence the song 'Waltzng Matilda' and hence this quiz.
Easier, 10 Qns, Serenesh, Dec 03 21
Serenesh gold member
Dec 03 21
170 plays
  Some Good Old Aussie Music Pt. 1    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Ill give You the name of a song. You guess which Australian Singer or Band sang it. If you know Aussie Music it won't be too hard.
Easier, 10 Qns, psb1969, Sep 07 10
2601 plays
  10 Australian Music Questions    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is about Australian music.
Difficult, 10 Qns, serafina_12, Aug 25 07
1671 plays
  Aussie Songs And Their Singers    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I will give you a song, you have to give me the singer!
Average, 10 Qns, thenextbeatle, Apr 21 08
2092 plays
  Australian Alternative Rock    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Guess the Australian Alternative Rock Band, enjoy.
Average, 10 Qns, CrankyPlanky, Jun 23 21
Jun 23 21
145 plays
  Aussie Lyrics of the 1990s and 00s    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
As the title suggests, this quiz is all about Australian songs of the 90s and 00s. I give you the line, you tell me the artist/band who sang it. Have fun! :)
Tough, 10 Qns, NatalieW, Oct 25 05
NatalieW gold member
1140 plays
  Australian Country Music #1    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
See how much you know about Australian Country Music
Tough, 10 Qns, muffy19, Jul 10 10
382 plays
  Australian Music in the 1960s    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here are 10 questions relating to Aussie music in the latter half of the 1960s. Have fun!
Average, 10 Qns, mandamoo, Mar 20 19
Mar 20 19
1191 plays
  Some Good Old Aussie Music Pt. 2    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
"Ill give you the name of a song. You guess which Australian Singer or Band sang it. If you know Aussie Music it won't be too hard."
Average, 10 Qns, psb1969, Oct 02 12
1697 plays
  Aussie Song Lyrics    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Aussies are a unique bunch, so too are their rock/pop bands. Can you name the Aussie rock/pop band who sang these lyrics? All multiple choice.
Average, 10 Qns, Engadine, Apr 26 17
2142 plays
  Australasian Musicians' Demise    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I will give you the musician and you give me the place, date and cause of death.
Average, 10 Qns, ClaudiaCat, Apr 29 13
ClaudiaCat gold member
187 plays
  We Were Who?: Aussie Singers and Bands    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Can you guess the Australian bands and artists in this quiz? The questions give clues including song and album titles and lyrics.
Average, 10 Qns, emmco, Jun 18 10
315 plays
  Aussie Backing Bands    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is just a small homage to some of the guys who made the big stars big.
Tough, 10 Qns, Dalgleish, Jan 07 07
Dalgleish gold member
570 plays
  What Aussie Band Is That?    
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
Australia has produced some brilliant bands who haven't received a lot of international exposure. Here are some questions about some of the greatest. Do yourself a favour and check out these artists on the web, or grab one of their albums. You'll love it
Average, 20 Qns, mr.blues, Jul 26 09
1529 plays
  Australian Music Medley    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a mixed quiz on Australian bands and international bands visiting Australia. Hope you enjoy the visit.
Tough, 10 Qns, ClaudiaCat, Mar 13 14
ClaudiaCat gold member
223 plays
  Another Taste of Aussie Song Lyrics    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Aussies are a unique bunch, so too are their song lyrics. Can you name the Aussie artist, band or even the song that gave us the following lyrics?
Average, 10 Qns, Engadine, Dec 11 04
954 plays
  Australian Country Music #2    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I hope you enjoy my second Australian Country Music quiz.
Tough, 10 Qns, muffy19, Jul 10 10
184 plays
  Brisbane New Wave 1977-82    
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
So, you think you know your Australian music? Let's see if Donat can pull the wool over your eyes.
Difficult, 20 Qns, roket555, Oct 22 02
402 plays
  Australian Lyrics    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a collection of questions concerning Australian bands and their lyrics.
Average, 10 Qns, JasonOgg, Jun 26 21
Jun 26 21
1115 plays
  Peter Allen-The Boy From Oz    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Peter Allen was one of the greatest songwriters that Australia has produced. How much do you know about him? If you are not sure of the answers, don't cry out loud, just ask me I've been there.
Difficult, 15 Qns, mr.blues, Sep 02 13
596 plays
  Aussie Band Blast    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here's an easy quiz to test your knowledge of Australian bands and music
Average, 10 Qns, China32, Feb 14 07
1734 plays
  Australian Musicians' Cover Song Medley    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A lot of great Australians have made covers of songs. I will give you the original, you tell me who sung the cover.
Tough, 10 Qns, ClaudiaCat, Dec 29 13
ClaudiaCat gold member
175 plays
  Australian Bands and Singers    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A quiz for lovers of Australian Music.
Tough, 10 Qns, Good1Girl, Jul 02 12
293 plays
  More Aussie Song Lyrics    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Aussie rock/pop bands are a very creative bunch. Can you pick which Aussie band sang the following lyrics? All multiple choice.
Tough, 10 Qns, Engadine, Nov 05 05
828 plays
  Oz Music: Beyond Barnesey    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
If you already know Aussie music goes beyond acca-dacca, Cold Chisel and Crowded House, you may be at home here. I give you the line to a song (generally not too obscure), you tell me who recorded it.
Tough, 10 Qns, amazoncowgirl, Apr 25 02
682 plays
  Australians and their music    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I love my Aussie music! From rock bands to popstars we have some of the best.
Average, 10 Qns, alexjane90, Dec 12 20
Dec 12 20
631 plays
  Which Australian Artist Was That? 90's-2000    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All songs have been included on albums and/or released as singles by Australian Artists. I'll give you the song and you guess the artist. Most are from the broad classification of rock/alternative. Enjoy :)
Tough, 10 Qns, GridGirl, Mar 24 03
591 plays
  Australian Music Icons    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A quiz on some of the icons of Australian music.
Difficult, 10 Qns, wallos, Feb 21 09
967 plays
  1960s Surf Music Aussie Style    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
With its beautiful beaches and laid back lifestyle, it's no wonder Australia had its own brand of surfie music! All multiple choice.
Average, 10 Qns, mandamoo, Mar 10 09
478 plays
  Aussie Lead Singers    
Multiple Choice
 5 Qns
Tell me which bands these lead singers are from, or who the lead singer of the band is.
Average, 5 Qns, lains, Feb 21 09
1429 plays
  Australian Song Lyrics    
Multiple Choice
 5 Qns
This quiz is for anyone who knows their Australian song lyrics. Enjoy :)
Average, 5 Qns, distortedeyes, Jan 04 03
847 plays
  Classic Aussie Rock    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
So, you think you know your Aussie rock, eh? Well, give this one a crack, it should seperate the boys from the men. Just name the song.
Difficult, 15 Qns, samo, May 25 08
871 plays
  Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oi! Oi! Oi!    
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
Being an Aussie, I love Australian artists. Try your hand at these...guess the artist or the song or sometimes both! Have fun :)
Tough, 20 Qns, im_idaho, Oct 22 16
717 plays
  Australian Lead Singers    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I'll give you the band, you give me the singer or vice versa
Tough, 10 Qns, Eraserhead, Mar 14 13
405 plays
  More Australian Music    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Some more lyrics from Australian artists. As before I provide a lyric and you guess the artist who recorded it. All the songs have received pretty extensive airplay, although not necessarily on commercial radio. Good luck and please, I'd love feedback!
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, amazoncowgirl, Mar 29 02
Very Difficult
611 plays
  What Year Was This Song?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I'll give you a song title and the artist. Then you give me the year it was released in. The years will range from 1996 to 2000. These will be AUSTRALIAN Releases only.
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, ozyboy, Feb 07 07
Very Difficult
1686 plays
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Australian Music Trivia Questions

1. What kind of jolly person camped by a billabong?

From Quiz
Waltzing Matilda: Anatomy of a Song

Answer: Swagman

A swagman is an Australian term for a person of no fixed abode who travels around doing what work is available where he goes. A billabong is a pool of water that was formerly part of a river. It only fills up with water from the river at the time of a flood.

2. Which band was in a world of their own when they became the first Australian band to hit the number one spot on the UK Singles charts?

From Quiz Red Rock

Answer: The Seekers

In 1964, London was considered to be the epicenter of culture on the globe and Beatlemania was in full swing. In the midst of this revolution an Australian band, considered too pop to be folk and too folk to be rock, found popularity and fame at a level similar to the Fab Four. Their single, "I'll Never Find Another You", written by Dusty Springfield's brother, Tom, found its way to number one in the UK and Australia and number four on Billboard's Hot 100. This also made them the first Australian band to have a top five hit in those three countries. Hits such as "A World of Our Own", "Morning Town Ride" and "The Carnival is Over" soon followed and, in 1965, The Seekers found themselves at Wembley Stadium on the same bill as the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and the Animals. In January of 1968 they were announced as the "Australians of the Year" for their achievements in music, but the following month the band broke up after lead singer, Judith Durham, announced she wished to embark on a solo career.

3. Rickie Lee Jones was the original singer of "The Horses" and the songwriter along with Walter Becker but an Aussie had a great version. Who was the singer?

From Quiz Australian Musicians' Cover Song Medley

Answer: Darryl Braithwaite

Darryl Braithwaite was the lead singer of Sherbert where he obtained a lot of success and the band's song "Howzat" became a cricket anthem. I think this is his best solo song.

4. Where, when and how did Graeme Shirley Strachan die?

From Quiz Australasian Musicians' Demise

Answer: Queensland - 29 August 2001 - Helicopter Crash

Shirley was the lead singer of Skyhooks, who hit the big time in the 1970s. Shirley was a man of many talents; he became a television personality firstly with a kid's show, "Shirl's Neighbourhood" and later as a chippy on "Better Homes and Gardens".

5. Leon Russell toured in 1973 and performed at the South Melbourne football ground. Who was the Australian support act?

From Quiz Australian Music Medley

Answer: Kush

Leon and all the band came to see the unique Jeff Duff perform a fantastic set.

6. INXS have become one of the greatest rock bands from Australia, releasing many hit albums and singles. What was their first Australian top ten hit?

From Quiz Australian Bands and Singers

Answer: Original Sin

"Original Sin" was released in 1984 from the album "The Swing".

7. Which internationally famed Australian singer was born Helen Porter Mitchell?

From Quiz Australian Music

Answer: Dame Nellie Melba

Dame Nellie was an internationally feted soprano with a powerful and lyrical voice. She performed publicly between 1886 and 1928. Her choice of stage name was derived from the city of her birth, Melbourne. Melba was made Dame Commander of the British Empire in 1918 and had dishes named after her by the great French chef Escoffier. These included Peach Melba and Melba Toast. Other accolades include her being the first Australian to appear on the cover of Time magazine (1927), and more latterly her featuring on the AUS$100 banknote. Dame Joan Sutherland was a famous Australian opera singer of the mid-20th century and although dubbed La Stupenda, her parents had been born in Scotland, just as Melba's had been. Kylie Minogue and Olivia Newton John are of course more contemporary divas. Question added by Airmale.

8. What is the name of the Australian poet who wrote the words for "Waltzing Matilda"?

From Quiz Who'll Come a Waltzing Matilda With Me?

Answer: A B 'Banjo' Paterson

In January, 1895, "Waltzing Matilda" was created in the sitting room at Dagworth Station, Queensland. Christina McPherson, the daughter of the owners, used to play a zither and 'Banjo' Patterson, a young solicitor and poet, made up the lyrics to go with a Scottish tune that she used to play.

9. Which animal was named in the TITLE of a 1963 US Number Three hit by Australian singer Rolf Harris?

From Quiz U S Hits From Australian Artists

Answer: Kangaroo

"Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport" was a song abut a dying Australian stockman that hit the Top Ten in the US in 1963. Rolf Harris offered the backing musicians who helped him record the song co-writing credits but they opted to take the session fee, thinking the song would never be a success. Rolf was working for a television studio when he wrote and recorded "Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport" in the late fifties. He also invented the wobble board, the unusual instrument heard on "Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport". The song became a worldwide hit and Rolf even sang the song with different lyrics with the Beatles on the BBC radio show, "From Us to You" at the height of the song's popularity. "The Rolf Harris Show" debuted on the BBC in 1967. Rolf is also a talented artist. In 2008 he sang "Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport" with other Australian musicians when he was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame.

10. Name the Australian Country Music artist who sings "Little Bit Crazy " and "Keep Breathing".

From Quiz Australian Country Music #2

Answer: Dianna Corcoran

Dianna Corcoran was born and raised in Parkes, New South Wales. She is a self taught singer/songwriter and released her debut CD in 2003. In 2007 Dianna travelled to the Middle East and Solomon Islands to entertain the troops. In January 2010 Dianna released her fourth CD at the Tamworth Country Music Festival.

11. Which album cover depicts drawn representations of the band members alighting from an aircraft which has the band's name on the side?

From Quiz Classic Australian Album Covers

Answer: "Living in the 70's" - Skyhooks

One of THE defining albums of Australian music to emerge in the seventies, Skyhooks took the local scene by storm with their 1974 debut album. Featuring the unique high-pitched voice of Graeme "Shirley" Strachan and the clever everyday-life lyrics of bassist songwriter Greg Macainsh, Skyhooks were the sharp-edged alternative to the softer melodic sound offered by Sherbet, their rivals in the mid to late 70s period. Two singles were lifted from the album, the title track and "Horror Movie". Six tracks were banned for commercial airplay, including "You Just Like Me 'Cos I'm Good in Bed", "Motorcycle Bitch" and "Smut". Sadly, Shirley Strachan passed away in August 2001 after flying a helicopter into the side of a mountain in Queensland, not far from this author's home. Album image available for viewing at:

12. Which Australian Country Music singer was Australian of the year in 2008?

From Quiz Australian Country Music #1

Answer: Lee Kernaghan

Lee Kernaghan was Australian of the year in 2008 ,because of his generous work and money he raised from his concerts for Australian farmers doing it hard.

13. Which Aussie band from Adelaide sang "Am I Ever Going To See Your Face Again"?

From Quiz Aussie Songs And Their Singers

Answer: The Angels

This song was released in 1976.

14. Which band won 10 ARIA's in 1997?

From Quiz Australian Music

Answer: Savage Garden

Album of the Year - 'Savage Garden' Single of the Year - 'Truly, Madly, Deeply' Song of the Year - 'To The Moon And Back' Highest Selling Single - 'Truly, Madly, Deeply' Best Group Breakthrough Artist/Album - 'Savage Garden' Best Pop Release - 'To The Moon And Back' Best Independent Release - 'Savage Garden' Producer of the Year - Charles Fisher for 'Savage Garde' Engineer of the Year - Charles Fisher for 'Savage Garden'

15. Who is the lead singer for The Hoodoogurus?

From Quiz Aussie Band Blast

Answer: Dave Faulkner

The Hoodoogurus are an Aussie band that formed in Sydney in 1981.

16. In which Icehouse song would you find the lyrics, "They're gonna betray you, they're gonna forget you, are you gonna let them take you over this way"?

From Quiz Australian Lyrics

Answer: Great Southern Land

"Icehouse", creators of the song "Hey Little Girl", "Great Southern Land" and many others used to be known as "Flowers".

17. Which song tells us, "They're calling time for exercise, round Her Majesty's hotel?"

From Quiz Oz Rock Lyrics!

Answer: Four Walls

From Cold Chisel's "Four Walls." The song is about the Bathurst riots and life in jail.

18. Her debut album was "The Sound of White". Which amazing musician am I talking about?

From Quiz Australians and their music

Answer: Missy Higgins

Missy's real name is Melissa.

19. In Australia, we've crowned a few Australian Idols. Who was crowned "Australian Idol" 2005?

From Quiz Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oi! Oi! Oi!

Answer: Kate DeAraugo

Kate was the under dog and everyone assumed that Emily was going to win. The worst thing was, the look on the judge's faces when Kate was announced the winner was disturbing. They were shocked and didn't even congratulate Kate on her victory. They went straight to Emily and told her everything is fine and she will get a recording contract. Nice.

20. In 2003, 'Australian Idol' winner Guy Sebastian released his first album. What was the name of this album?

From Quiz Australian Music

Answer: Just As I Am

After winning 'Idol', Guy Sebastian was given a short time period to release his first album with BMG Australia.

21. Which band sang the song 'Breakfast at Sweethearts'?

From Quiz Some Good Old Aussie Music Pt. 2

Answer: Cold Chisel

The song is from the album 'Breakfast at Sweethearts' and was later remixed for the album 'Radio Songs'.

22. Who sang the song 'Down Under'?

From Quiz Some Good Old Aussie Music Pt. 1

Answer: Men at Work

'Down Under' is from the album 'Business as Usual'.

23. Which Aussie singer sang the following lyric, "Have you ever seen Sydney from a 727 at night?"

From Quiz Another Taste of Aussie Song Lyrics

Answer: Paul Kelly

Paul Kelly, with his band the Messengers, recorded "Sydney from a 727" with Mushroom records on their "Comedy" album in May 1991.

24. The name of the song is "Say What" from the album "Stealing Chairs". Which artist does this belong to?

From Quiz Which Australian Artist Was That? 90's-2000

Answer: 28 Days

Featuring Apollo 440 who 28 Days met through their record company. Apollo 440 went to see a 28 Days gig and the end result was "Say What". For those that are curious about their name the band have this to say - "If you have ever received a sheriff's warrant or fine you will notice you usually have 28 days to pay it. It's all becoming clearer now isn't it? " ~ ~

25. Who was the lead singer of The Divinyls?

From Quiz Australian Lead Singers

Answer: Chrissie Amphlett

They had hits such as "Science Fiction" and "Pleasure and Pain".

26. Billy Thorpe was the lead singer of this band from 1963 until 1976, when he went to US. They backed him on such diverse hits as 'Over The Rainbow', 'Most People I Know' and 'Poison Ivy'. Who are they?

From Quiz Aussie Backing Bands

Answer: The Aztecs

The Aztecs went through many lineup changes through the years. Members included Vince Maloney, Tony Barber, Warren (Thumpin' Pig) Williams, Lobby Loyde etc.

27. Name the #1 hit by the Denvermen in 1963?

From Quiz 1960s Surf Music Aussie Style

Answer: Surfside

Transistor radios or 'trannies' would be cranked up along our beaches when this song was on!

28. "I believe that beauty magazines promote low self-esteem"

From Quiz Aussie Lyrics of the 1990s and 00s

Answer: Savage Garden

Aussie duo Savage Garden had a huge hit with their self-titled debut album both in Australia ond overseas. The above line is from the title track of their second album "Affirmation" (1999). Sadly, Savage Garden decided to call it quits at the end of 2001 after only 2 studio albums.

29. Which now-defunct Aussie band sang the lyric, "Fame is notorious for causing stress"?

From Quiz More Aussie Song Lyrics

Answer: Baby Animals

From their first, self-titled album, the Baby Animals song "Rush You" was a huge hit for the band from Perth when it was released in August 1991.

30. Geoffrey Titley of the Supports was the drummer in which UK punk band?

From Quiz Brisbane New Wave 1977-82

Answer: The Desperate Bicycles

Titley was one of the very few Brisbane musicians of the late 70s (aside from the Saints and the Go-Betweens) to have done the impossible and perform in the UK. He later played in the likes of Antic Frantic, who became Tinytown when the band itself relocated to the UK.

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