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Quiz Questions on Australian History 1950s

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Petrol rationing was ended in ... ?

1950
1955
1959
Petrol was never rationed

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In 1957 Slim Dusty won a gold record for [A Pub With -- ----]

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Which US Rat Packer had a number 1 hit in Australia with Memories are Made of This, in 1956 ?

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R. Benaud was a member of the 1954-55 Australian Cricket team. He was a ... ?

Right-Arm Fast Bowler
Wicket-Keeper
Off Spin Bowler
Leg Spin Bowler

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In 1957 who won the design competition for the Sydney Opera House ? [Jo-- U----]

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The first Miles Franklin Literary Award in 1957 was awarded to the novel Voss by ... ?

Peter Carey
Patrick White
Peter White
Patrick Carey

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In 1954 Vladimir Petrov made headlines when he ... ?

Defected from the USSR to Australia
Pole vaulted over 5 meters
Stormed the United Nations building
Captained the Americas cup winning yacht

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In 1952 where might you find Owen Dixon ?

At a cricket match
At the Hight Court
At the Australian Grand Prix
At a VFL Aussie Rules game

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Who was Prime Minister in 1959 ?

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19 December 1955 saw the debut of which character played by Barry Humphries ? [---- ---- -------]

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In January 1959 which town officially became a city ?

Adelaide
Hobart
Perth
Darwin

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On 1st September 1951 The Anzus Treaty was signed, which countries were involved ?

Australia, New Zealand and the Great Britain
Australia, New Zealand and United States
Australia, Great Britain and United States
Australia, Malaysia the United States

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On 1st March 1951 The Bank of Australasia merges with the Union Bank of Australia to form ... ?

The Commonwealth Bank
The ANZ Bank
Westpac
St.George Bank

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In 1953 Beaconsfield in Tasmania became the first town in Australia to ... ?

approve an open cut mine within city limits
open a television store
fluoridate the water supply
open a drive in cinema

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In 1957 which highly popular nightly variety television show was launched in Melbourne ? [-- M-------- Tonight]


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