Australian History

Quiz about Australian History
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Name of Australia's highest mountain?
Mt Kosciusko
What was the name of the massive supercontinent that Australia was once part of?
Gondwana
What year was the Mabo Decision (Recognition of Native Titles) by the High Court of Australia?
1992
What was Australian Bushranger Ned Kelly renowned for?
Wearing a suit of bulletproof armor
Australia gave women voting rights in what year?
1902
What does Terra Nullius mean?
No person's land
What term describes the central belief system of the Australian Aboriginal people?
Dreaming
Early contact in the 15th and 16th century with Australian Aboriginal people was made by which people from Melanesia?
Macassans
In 1606, which explorer sailed through the strait that separates Australia and Papua New Guinea?
Luis Vaez de Torres
What was the original name given to Tasmania by Abel Tasman, the Dutch navigator who discovered it in 1642?
Van Diemen’s Land
Why is 26 January 1788 a significant date in Australian history?
The First Fleet landed in Sydney Cove
The First Fleet consisted of convicts and marines that are now acknowledged as the founders of colonial Australia. How many ships were in the First Fleet?
11
What was Australia called by the people of the First Fleet?
New Holland
Matthew Flinders circumnavigated Australia in a boat named what?
Investigator
What was the name of the only Convict/Penal Free Colony in Australia?
South Australia
What was Queensland called in the early 1800s?
Moreton Bay District
The Commonwealth of Australia was formed in which year through the Federation of six states?
1901
What is the name of the Capital of Australia?
Canberra
What was the first Australian city council to be officially established?
City of Adelaide
When were Aboriginal people granted full rights of Australian citizenship?
1962
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