Australian History Quizzes & Trivia

What is Australia to you? A continent? A country? A big red rock? The land of kangaroos? The Great Barrier Reef? Definitely one of the largest nations in the world, Australia has a vast history as well. How much of it rings a bell? Set for our quizzes and explore the land.

From Aboriginal Australia to the 21st century, it’s all there. You’ll discover aboriginal traditions, the first Europeans to set foot in the country, the establishment of the colonies, the convicted settlers, the explorers and the gold rush, the Australian role in World War I and II, the nation’s independence, the opening of the Sydney Opera House, the first Australia's female Prime Minister and every other major landmark. Put your own landmark on these quizzes score, start now!

This is a short quiz to challenge you on your knowledge about the history of Australia.

Questions: 10  |  Attempts: 144   |  Last updated: Jun 19, 2017
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    The name Australia was formally adopted in which year?

The first one - create more to add to the class' knowledge and understanding of Australian History.

Questions: 10  |  Attempts: 97   |  Last updated: Jun 19, 2017
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    Captain Cook sailed on the first fleet.

Australian history 1760-1870

Questions: 20  |  Attempts: 21   |  Last updated: Mar 14, 2012
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    In what year did Captain Cook first voyage across the Pacific to Tahiti?

This quiz focuses on Australian WWII history with a particular focus on Women.

Questions: 5  |  Attempts: 14   |  Last updated: Jan 18, 2013
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    What was the number of women that listed in a branch of the women's services?

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Questions: 9  |  Attempts: 9   |  Last updated: Jan 17, 2013
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    Was Captain cook the first person to come to Austrlia ?

Australian History Questions & Answers

How many Convicts made the journey on the First Fleet?
One hundred people came on the first fleet andit is safe
How many convicts the first fleet carried?
The correct answer is: 586 men,192 women.
Is it True or False?QANTAS is the oldest operating airline in the world.
The question doesn't specify 'continuous operation'. Therefore the the correct answer is FALSE. KLM: october 7, 1919Still in operationOperations stopped during World War II (in Europe) apart from the operations in the Dutch Antilles in the Carib
Who was the first European to claim Australia?
British Captain James Cook in 1770In 1770, James Cook sailed along and mapped the east coast of Australia, which he named New South Wales and claimed for Great Britain.