Australia in film. by Jonathan

Champion(s):

BillPennington
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Runner(s)-Up:

randalleng


Quiz Description

Each question will have a piece of trivia about Australia with a movie based around that Event, Place or person. Each question will have two answers. The name of the film and a person, place or event related to it. It may be a fictional film, but the trivia involved with it is not.

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Questions:

Sitting in a pasture outside Parkes, NSW, stands what structure vital to the Appollo 11 mission, made less obscure by a 2000 movie named what?

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The Parkes Radio Telescope/The Dish

April 25 is ANZAC day in Australia, the anniversary of what seminal wartime event in Australia's History, commemorated in Peter Weir's Epic 1981 Film called what?

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The Landings at Gallipoli/Gallipoli

What war saw the last Australian Soldier Executed by a British Courts Martial, Leading Australia to ban military execution of Australians by non Australian Authorities. This event was dramatised in this 1980 film Directed By Bruce Beresford.

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Boer War/Breaker Morant

In 1980, a 2 month old Baby Girl was taken and Killed by a Dingo at Uluru, formerly known as Ayers Rock. Her mother was convicted of her murder but was later acquitted when the baby's clothes were found chewed by a Dog. What was the Mother's name? In the Movie, A Cry in the Dark, or Evil Angels (Australian Title) about the Event, the mother was played by what three time Oscar winning actrees?

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Lindy Chamberlain/Meryl Streep

‘There was movement at the Station, for the word had passed around, that the colt from Old regret had got away”, is the first line of a poem by which iconic Australin poet? This poem was brought to life on the silver screen in what movie directed by Australian George Miller, and starring Tom Burlinson, Kirk Douglas and Sigrid Thornton?

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AB "Banjo" Patterson; The Man from Snowy River

October 31,1917, marks the date of the last great cavalry charge in modern warfare, by Australian Mounted infantrymen. What southern Palestinian town, known for its wells, Was the object of this charge, and what 1987 Simon Wincer Film dramatizes this event?

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Beer-Sheba; The Light Horsemen.

In 1992 the Australian High Court Gave Australian Aboriginal peoples ‘native title’ to lands that were historically theirs. This decision was called the _______ Decision. In what 1997 comedy starring Michael Caton and no one else of whom many American will have heard, was this decision referenced while the characters were arguing in the high court for Darryl Kerrigan,whose Property was being Resumed by government to allow a corporate expansion at the Melbourne Airport?

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Mabo; The Castle

In World War 1, a unit made up of Australian Miners Tunneled under German lines in an effort to Enable capture of German positions during the battle of the Ypres Salient. What was the purpose of this tunneling? What 2010 film by director Jeremy Sims brought this event to the screen?

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To mine the German positions; Beneath Hill 60

What annual Australian Auto Race is featured in which 1959 post apocalyptic epic starring Gregory Peck and Ava Gardner and directed by Stanley Kramer?

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Australian Grand Prix; On the Beach

Lastly, the true life of Ron Ansell is the inspiration for this character, brought to the screen in what 1986 action comedy, set in Outback Australia and New York City? By whom was the female lead played?

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Crocodile Dundee; Linda Kozlowski