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Australian Dominoes


Submitted by: Sara Lindsey    

Teacher begins by asking ‘In what country are the Olympic Games being held in 2000?’ (N.B This domino game is circular... the last 'clue' brings you right back to the start!)


I have Australia. When is Australia Day? 

I have 26 January. What is the capital city of Australia?

I have Canberra. Who has an animal with a beak like a duck, a tail like a beaver and which lays eggs?

I have a platypus. Who has a reptile that can grow up to 7 meters long? It has a large head and lots of pointed teeth. It is the largest living reptile.

I have a salt-water crocodile. Who has the largest city in Australia?

I have Sydney. The First Fleet set sail on May 13th, 1787 from Portsmouth with 11 vessels and carried 717 special passengers. Who were they?

I have convicts. Who has a long wooden flute, perhaps the oldest musical instrument on earth?

I have a didjeridoo. Who has the author of 'The Man from Snowy River', 'Clancy of the Overflow' and 'The Man from Ironbark'.

I have Banjo Paterson. Who has the largest state in Australia?

I have Western Australia. Who has the smallest state?

I have Tasmania.  Who has the capital of South Australia?

I have Adelaide. Who has an animal that moves by hopping on its powerful hind legs? It uses its thick long tail to balance its body while hopping and can hop at up to 60kmh (40mph).

I have a kangaroo. Who has the largest reef and coral formation on earth, extending just over 2000 km (1250 miles) in length?

I have the Great Barrier Reef. Who has the highest point in Australia at 2,229 metres?

I have Mount Kosciusko (pronounced Coz–ee-aw-skoh). Who has the capital city of Queensland?

I have Brisbane.  Who has a hairy marsupial mammal which can weigh up to 39 kg and be approximately 1 metre long? They have a short 25mm tail and stumpy legs.

I have a wombat. Who has one of the oldest breeds of dogs? It is believed to have been introduced to Australia by Aboriginals from New Guinea about 3,000 years ago.

I have a dingo. Who has the second largest bird in the world?

I have an emu (pronounced ee-mew). Who has a spider with a red mark on its back?

I have a red-backed spider. Who has an Australian toilet?

I have a dunny. Who has the city which is hosting the 2000 Olympics?

I have Sydney. Who has one of Australia’s most favourite summer games?

I have cricket. Who has the currency used in Australia?

I have dollars and cents. Who has Australia’s most plentiful tree?

I have the Eucalyptus. Who has the national airline of Australia?

I have Qantas (pronounced kwon-tus). Who has the sea that separates Australia from New Zealand?

I have the Tasman Sea. Who has the bird that sounds as if it is laughing?

I have the Kookaburra. Who has the side of the road that Australians drive upon?

I have the left side. Who has the capital of Tasmania?

I have Hobart. Who has a cuddly stubby little animal with lots of grey fur, a big black nose and large fluffy ears? It is a very fussy eater. It only eats certain types of eucalyptus leaves. It gets most of the water it needs from the leaves it eats and hardly ever drinks water.

I have the koala. Who has the name given to the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps soldiers who landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula in the East Mediterranean early on the morning of 25 April 1915 during the First World War (1914-1918)?

I have ANZAC. Who has the day on which Australians and New Zealanders commemorate the men who died in the First (and all successive) wars?

I have Anzac Day. It is commemorated on 25 April. Who has the first white discoverers of Australia?

I have the Dutch in 1606. Who has the man who claimed Australia for England?

I have Captain James Cook. Who has the ship he sailed upon?

I have the Endeavour.  Who has the largest island continent in the world?