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Famous Australians

Quiz Questions

  1. Who won a 2004 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Broadway Musical for his role in The Boy from Oz?
  2. In which city was Nicole Kidman born on 20 June 1967?
  3. Which Australian athlete lit the Olympic Flame at the 2000 Summer Olympics?
  4. In which year did Steve Irwin died after an accidental attack by a stingray while filming in Australia's Great Barrier Reef?
  5. Who portrayed antagonist Mick Taylor in the Wolf Creek film franchise?

  6. Which Australian actress hosted the 2022 British Academy Film Awards?
  7. Whose first book, The Female Eunuch, made her a household name?
  8. Whose father was born in 1820 in County Tipperary, Ireland, and at the age of 21 was transported to Van Diemen's Land for stealing two pigs?
  9. The large multipurpose sport arena located within Melbourne Park, Melbourne, is named after which Australian icon?
  10. After his father's death in 1952, who took over the running of a small Adelaide newspaper called The News?
  11. A few months before his death, Heath Ledger had finished filming the role of which character in The Dark Knight?
  12. Which famous Australian artist is buried in the Eastern part of Highgate Cemetery, London?
  13. What is the nickname of Australian Elle Macpherson?
  14. Who appeared on Neighbours from 2008 to 2011 playing the role of Donna Freedman?
  15. Which Australian actress's breakthrough role came in the 1994 comedy drama film Muriel's Wedding?
  16. Which Australian cricketer had a career Test batting average of 99.94?
  17. Cate Blanchett won the Academy Award for Best Actress for playing a neurotic socialite in which 2013 Woody Allen comedy-drama?
  18. Name the Australian Prime Minister who disappeared while swimming in the sea on 17 December 1967?
  19. Name the Australian actress born in Oman to Scottish parents, who moved to Australia at age six?
  20. Which song was Kylie Minogue's first number in the UK?
  21. Which famous Australian was born in Peekskill, New York?
  22. Which Australian author is known for her novels The Thorn Birds and The Ladies of Missalonghi?
  23. Which famous Australian is the granddaughter of Nobel Prize–winning physicist Max Born?
  24. Who is best known for playing Dame Edna Everage?
  25. Which actress and singer married British property developer Nick Candy in 2012?


  1. Hugh Jackman
  2. Honolulu, Hawaii (her Australian student parents were temporarily in the United States)
  3. Cathy Freeman
  4. 2006
  5. John Jarrett
  6. Rebel Wilson
  7. Germaine Greer
  8. Ned Kelly's
  9. Rod Laver (Rod Laver Arena)
  10. Rupert Murdoch

  11. The Joker
  12. Sidney Nolan
  13. The Body
  14. Margot Robbie
  15. Toni Collette
  16. Sir Donald Bradman
  17. Blue Jasmine
  18. Harold Holt
  19. Isla Fisher
  20. I Should Be So Lucky
  21. Mel Gibson (moved with his parents to Sydney, Australia, when 12 years old)
  22. Colleen McCullough
  23. Olivia Newton-John
  24. Barry Humpries
  25. Holly Valance