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

    Correct Answer
    A. 1 hour
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1 hour because the question asks for the time it takes to get to the Illawarra from Sydney by road. Among the given options, 1 hour is the shortest amount of time, indicating the quickest travel time between the two locations.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. 10 meters above sea level
    Explanation
    The City of Wollongong is located 10 meters above sea level.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. 2 lighthouses
    Explanation
    Wollongong harbor is the only harbor in Australia to have two lighthouses. This means that there are two structures in the harbor that emit light to guide ships and boats, ensuring safe navigation. The presence of two lighthouses in Wollongong harbor distinguishes it from other harbors in Australia, making it unique in this aspect.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    E. 1868
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1868. The Bulli Pass land route was explored in 1844 and opened to wheeled traffic in 1868. This means that it took 24 years from the initial exploration for the route to be suitable for wheeled vehicles.

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  • 5. 

    The Sydney to Wollongong rail link was established in ____

    • A.

      L887

    • B.

      1991

    • C.

      1858

    • D.

      1984

    • E.

      1935

    Correct Answer
    A. L887
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1887. This is the year when the Sydney to Wollongong rail link was established.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. Illawarra Mercury
    Explanation
    The Illawarra Mercury is the correct answer because it was established in 1855 and is still published in Wollongong.

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  • 7. 

    When were the first land grants made?

    • A.

      1800

    • B.

      1815

    • C.

      1817

    • D.

      1816

    • E.

      1834

    Correct Answer
    D. 1816
    Explanation
    In 1816, the first land grants were made.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Seventy
    E. 70
    Explanation
    In 1868, the harbor was visited by 70 ships per month. These ships were responsible for unloading passengers and supplies for the settlement, as well as transporting coal and agricultural goods, especially butter, to Sydney.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    E. NSW´s third most important harbour
    Explanation
    By 1870, the Wollongong basin had become NSW's third most important harbour. This means that there were two other harbours in New South Wales that were considered more important than the Wollongong basin. The statement suggests that the Wollongong basin had gained significance as a harbour, but it was not the most important one in the state.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. 96
    Explanation
    In 1902, there was a mining disaster at Mount Keira in Australia that resulted in the death of 96 men due to an explosion. This incident is considered the worst mining disaster in Australia's history.

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  • 11. 

    Port Kembla was originally known as ____

    • A.

      Kemblawarra

    • B.

      Port Wollongong

    • C.

      Coal Harbour

    • D.

      Red Point

    • E.

      Port Illawarra

    Correct Answer
    D. Red Point
    Explanation
    Port Kembla was originally known as Red Point. This suggests that the area was initially referred to by this name before it was renamed as Port Kembla. The name "Red Point" may have been derived from a distinct red land formation or a prominent red landmark in the area. This information provides historical context and insight into the origins of the name Port Kembla.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. The Illawarra Light Horse Corps
    Explanation
    The Illawarra Light Horse Corps was the first of its kind in New South Wales, formed at Albion Park in 1870.

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