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Australiana Quiz Night
Monday, 24 March, 2008, 1:01 am
Filed under: Best Kept Secrets - Darwin

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It has been sometime since it was Australia Day, but so much happens in Darwin over the Australia Day weekend, that this event is so worthy of a mention.

The Australiana Quiz Night was resurrected this year as part of the Australia Day activities (it had been part of the program for a couple of years before being rested) and going by the full room and happy quiz goers after the event, it was a resounding success.

The night is organised by the Australia Day Board in conjunction with the Australia Day NT Office and is an evening of questions about Australia.  The local cartoonist, Colin Wicking, puts together ten rounds of questions all relating to life, politics, culture, sport, arts etc in Australia.  This year’s quiz master was Tony Pickering and in this venue it was handy having someone who knows how to throw their voice and use a mic.

It can be quite an eye opener about how little we all know about our own country.

It was a good night, despite a small stuff up with seating, tickets and the Casuarina Club overselling.  I think a larger venue is in order for next year’s event.  Darwinians love a good quiz night and what better way to celebrate Australia Day!

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and its a good fundraiser! We made $2,000 on the night and had to turn away at least 10 tables worth by phone. Maybe you should blog more regularly so that we dont have so much to plough through in one hit…

Comment by The Godmother

Godmother, duly noted.

There is a lot to blog about and like everything competes for one’s time.

Comment by Miranda




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