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
I have a salt-water crocodile. Who has the largest city in
I have Sydney. The First Fleet set sail on May 13th, 1787
from Portsmouth with 11 vessels and carried 717 special passengers. Who were
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
I have Western Australia. Who has the smallest state?
I have Tasmania. Who has the capital of South
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
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
I have Sydney. Who has one of Australia’s most favourite
I have cricket. Who has the currency used in Australia?
I have dollars and cents. Who has Australia’s most
I have the Eucalyptus. Who has the national airline of
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
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
I have the Endeavour. Who has the largest island
continent in the world?