Thursday’s quiz

1. Where was Julia Gillard born?

2. What is the common name of Australia’s naitonal flower, Acacia pycnantha?

3. Who said: “Never be afraid to laugh at yourself, after all, you could be missing out on the joke of the century.”?

4. Who wrote the series of books featuring Scobie Malone which started with The High Commissioner ?

5. Who in Banjo Patteron’s poem came from Eaglehawk and caught the cycling craze?



5 Responses to Thursday’s quiz

  1. gravedodger says:

    1 Wales but she must have left before she learned to speak english as there is precious little of the beautiful welsh accent there
    2 The Golden Wattle
    3 sounds pretty much a Dame Edna aka Barry Humphries.
    4 Jon Cleary.
    5 Twas Mulga Bill from Eaglehawk, it didn’t go so well for him, he got a bit damp

  2. JC says:

    1. Wales
    2. Golden Wattle
    3.
    4.
    5. Twas Mulga Bill from Eaglehawke
    Who caught the cycling craze
    He turned away the good old horse
    That served him many days

    From there I can only remember the odd single line and phrase.

    Shame, twas a time I could recite most of the Banjo’s most popular poems.

    JC

  3. david winter says:

    Clearly I fail at trans-tasman mate-ship.

    Acacia are called wattles in Aussie and “Thorn trees” in most of the rest of the world.

    And that’s all I’ve got.

  4. adam2314 says:

    1. Wales.
    2. Wattle.
    3. Pass.
    4. Pass.
    5. Pass.

    :-(((

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