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1. Which of these colourful names is NOT a suburb of Sydney?
2. Where was the first Sydney NSW Rugby League team based, and what was its home ground?
3. Which suburb, just west of the Central Business District, was named after an explorer who disappeared in 1848?
4. There are quite a few Sydney suburbs that end with the word 'Hill' or 'Hills', e.g. Baulkham Hills, Rouse Hill, Taverners Hill. Which of these Hill suburbs is the furthest west?
5. Sydney Harbour has an extensive public transport ferry network. Where is the terminus for most of these services?
6. Which part of Sydney is known simply as 'The Shire'? The locals believe that their area of Sydney is better than anywhere else on the planet- the rest of us think the locals are a bit full of their own importance.
7. The University of Sydney was founded in 1850, making it the oldest in Australia. Which suburb houses the main campus?
8. Which of these suburbs was chosen as a proposed new airport site in the early 1980s, then dumped in 1998 amidst vociferous protests from the local community?
9. On January 18 1977, Sydney suffered a major disaster resulting in 83 deaths and over 200 injuries. What was this tragedy?
10. Brickfield Hill, Central, Chinatown, Circular Quay, Cockatoo Island, Dawes Point, Gallows Hill, Goat Island, Haymarket, Millers Point, Spectacle Island, Sydney CBD, The Rocks, Town Hall, Wynyard.
All these places have one thing in common. What is it?
Source: Author ozzz2002
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