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Know Your Australian History Quiz

Trivia about history in Australia

Australia broke away from all other landmasses around 50 million years ago. Since then it has existed in isolation which has resulted in the island having a unique and diverse wildlife.

So we now know that Australia as an island is around 50 million years old. But what else do you know about Australia and its history? The Know Your Australian History Quiz will test your knowledge on the country in just 10 questions.

You may be a world historian, have only an interest in Australian history or simply be looking to learn a few new facts. Regardless, the Know Your Australian History Quiz will give you something to talk about. Once you’ve completed it, make sure you share the Know Your Australian History Quiz with friends and family to see who comes out on top!

  • Question of

    Australia was involved in the Korean War in which decade?

    • 1950s
    • 1940s
    • 1970s
    • 1980s
  • Question of

    Australia’s first currency was introduced in which decade?

    • 1810s
    • 1800s
    • 1830s
    • 1780s
  • Question of

    Australia’s first livesaving club was founded at which beach in 1907?

    • Bondi
    • Surfers Paradise
    • Byron Bay
    • Wineglass Bay
  • Question of

    Bombings in which holiday area killed 88 Australians in 2002?

    • Bali
    • Penang
    • Bora Bora
    • Gold Coast
  • Question of

    Botany Bay, home to Australia’s first colony, is near which modern city?

    • Sydney
    • Melbourne
    • Brisbane
    • Perth
  • Question of

    Dawn Fraser competed in which sport in the 1960s?

    • Swimming
    • Athletics
    • Tennis
    • Sailing
  • Question of

    Dennis Lillee was famous in which sport in the 1970s?

    • Cricket
    • Rugby
    • Australian Rules Football
    • Surfing
  • Question of

    Dirk Hartog explored Western Australia in which century?

    • 17th
    • 16th
    • 18th
    • 20th
  • Question of

    Dirk Hartog made the first recorded exploration of which part of Australia?

    • Western Australia
    • Tasmania
    • New South Wales
    • Northern Territory
  • Question of

    Duke Kahanamoku introduced which sport to Australia in 1915?

    • Surfing
    • Netball
    • Ice hockey
    • Skateboarding


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