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Quiz Questions on Australia Melbourne History





Here are 15 Australia Melbourne History Questions that are provided for your Quiz or Trivia Night at no cost. Scroll to the bottom to see the answers.






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What is the name of first race horse to win the Melbourne Cup ?

 Archer
 The Barb
 Chester

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In what year did Port Phillip gain its independence from New South Wales ?

 1835
 1851
 1890

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What was the name of the indigenous inhabitants of Melbourne ?

 Kulin
 Mooro
 Wangai

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In what year did Sydney overtake Melbourne as Australia's most densely inhabited city ?

 1902
 1945
 1961

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In what year was the city of Melbourne Founded ?

 1825
 1860
 1835

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Who was the first person from Europe to explore the Southeast Coast ?

 John Murray
 David Collins
 George Bass

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Which natural resource was discovered in Melbourne in 1851 ?

 Coal
 Gold
 Diamonds

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Melbourne had the worlds first

 Horse-racing event
 24 hour police station
 Gay and Lesbian radio station

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Up until 1966, Melbourne pubs used to close at ... ?

 2pm
 4pm
 6pm
 9pm

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In what year was the first radio station founded in Melbourne ... ?

 1942
 1930
 1925

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Melbourne hosted its first Olympic games in ... ?

 1945
 1966
 1956

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In the 1880s, as a result of the gold rush, Melbourne became the British Empires

 Second largest city after Liverpool
 Second richest city after London
 Second largest city after London

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The population of Melbourne reached 10,000 by ... ?

 1840
 1880
 1900
 1915

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What were the names of the three tribes of the indigenous people of Melbourne ?

 Nauo, Nukunu, and Peramangk
 Wathaurong, Wurundjeri and Boonwurrung
 Paredarerme, Leetermairremener, and Tommegin

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In what year was the first Australian Open championship in Melbourne?

 1910
 1905
 1915


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