The 21st Century in Oceania

Can you guess those events that happened during the 21st century in Oceania?
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Last updated: August 6, 2019
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2001
This national football team concedes 31 goals in a game against Australia,
thus making it the largest ever defeat in an international football match
American Samoa
2002
88 Australians die in an attack on this Indonesian island
Bali
2003
This epic Peter Jackson trilogy is completed
The Lord of the Rings
2004
This type of natural disaster leaves 25% of Niue's population homeless
Cyclone
2005
This Samoan airline, named after their Australian parent company, is established
Virgin Samoa
2006
A coup d'état in this country makes Frank Bainimarama the new leader
Fiji
2007
This famous Sydney construction can celebrate its 75th birthday
Sydney Harbour Bridge
2008
This Everest mountaineer dies aged 88 in Auckland
Sir Edmund Hillary
2009
This Hawaiian-born senator becomes President of the United States
Barack Obama
2010
This woman becomes the first female Prime Minister of Australia
Julia Gillard
2011
Samoa was one of the first and became one of the last. What line did it "cross"?
International Date Line
2012
What did Tongan ʻAhoʻeitu Tupou VI become?
King
2013
New Zealand becomes the first Oceanian country to legalize this
Same-sex marriage
2014
A siege with ten hostages occurs in this city
Sydney
2015
This team wins its third Rugby World Cup title
All Blacks
2016
In a major national referendum, New Zealanders vote to keep this
their existing flag
2017
Rangers announce the prohibition of climbing this famous Australian rock
Uluru
2018
This overseas territory voted to remain part of France
New Caledonia
2019
An attack on a mosque triggers a huge wave of solidarity among Kiwis
Christchurch
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