Quiz: Illawarra History Trivia Facts!

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  • 1. 
    How long does it take to get to the Illawarra from Sydney by road?
    • A. 

      1 hour

    • B. 

      2 hours

    • C. 

      3 hours

    • D. 

      4 hours

    • E. 

      5 hours

  • 2. 
    How high is the City of Wollongong?
    • A. 

      12 meters above sea level

    • B. 

      20 meters below sea level

    • C. 

      10 meters above sea level

    • D. 

      5 meters above sea level

    • E. 

      6 meters below sea level

  • 3. 
    Wollongong harbor is the only harbor in Australia to have what?
    • A. 

      Boats

    • B. 

      4 cannons

    • C. 

      A breakwall

    • D. 

      2 lighthouses

    • E. 

      Water

  • 4. 
    The Bulli Pass land route was explored in 1844 and opened to wheeled traffic in ____
    • A. 

      1992

    • B. 

      1889

    • C. 

      1675

    • D. 

      1924

    • E. 

      1868

  • 5. 
    The Sydney to Wollongong rail link was established in ____
    • A. 

      L887

    • B. 

      1991

    • C. 

      1858

    • D. 

      1984

    • E. 

      1935

  • 6. 
    What newspaper was established in 1855, and is still published in Wollongong?
    • A. 

      Illawarra Daily

    • B. 

      Illawarra Saturn

    • C. 

      Wollongong Mercury

    • D. 

      Illawarra Mercury

    • E. 

      Illawarra News

  • 7. 
    When were the first land grants made?
    • A. 

      1800

    • B. 

      1815

    • C. 

      1817

    • D. 

      1816

    • E. 

      1834

  • 8. 
    By 1868 how many ships a month visited the harbor off-loading passengers and supplies of the settlement, and taking coal and agricultural goods, particularly butter, to Sydney?
    • A. 

      Seventy

    • B. 

      100

    • C. 

      Two hundred

    • D. 

      30

    • E. 

      70

  • 9. 
    By 1870 the Wollongong basin had become what?
    • A. 

      Queensland most important Harbour

    • B. 

      Most important harbour in Australia

    • C. 

      The worst harbour in NSW

    • D. 

      2nd most imporant harbour in the world

    • E. 

      NSW┬┤s third most important harbour

  • 10. 
    Australia´s worst mining disaster occurred at Mount Keira in 1902 when an explosion killed ___ men.
    • A. 

      101

    • B. 

      96

    • C. 

      58

    • D. 

      12

    • E. 

      1,589

  • 11. 
    Port Kembla was originally known as ____
    • A. 

      Kemblawarra

    • B. 

      Port Wollongong

    • C. 

      Coal Harbour

    • D. 

      Red Point

    • E. 

      Port Illawarra

  • 12. 
    _____________the first of its kind in New South Wales, was formed at Albion Park in 1870.
    • A. 

      The Olympic Swim Team

    • B. 

      The Calderwood Golf Course

    • C. 

      The Illawarra Light Horse Corps

    • D. 

      The Illawarra Regional Airport

    • E. 

      The CityRail Terminal

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