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Sunburnt Country

TresayreTresayre on 02/19/2009

SunburntCountry Photo I love a sunburnt country, a land of sweeping plains,
Of ragged mountain ranges, of droughts and flooding rains.
I love her far horizons, I love her jewel-sea,
Her beauty and her terror - the wide brown land for me!

This poem written by Dorothea McKellar is well known to all Australians. Taught in primary school, it is through this poem that Australians are made aware, not only of the beauty of our country, but also the harsh conditions that Australia can experience, particularly in times of drought.

Australia has throughout history experienced a range of 'natural disasters' which include bushfires, floods, storms, earthquakes and landslides, and in 2009 it is no different than at other times in our history. Currently, there are extensive floods in the north of Queensland, while in Victoria there are some of the cruelest bushfires in our history, with huge loss of life, loss of homes and loss of livelihood. Some people may never recover from this, and for others it will take years. These terrible events will cause hardship for all those affected, their families and their friends. It is for these people I write this quiz, to take heed of the history of bushfires in Australia, and the effect they have upon generations of Australians.
10 Questions

Rating:  (7.80/9)
Difficulty:  Challenging
Taken: 44 times

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Comments (4)
Marshall  (Level: 206.8)
Sun, 7th Aug '11 5:43 AM

Q.7. Very dodgy. You ask for "THE MAJOR" killer. Your
answer encompasses four. Bad terminology in an otherwise
excellent quiz.

Accidie  (Level: 54.3)
Sat, 25th Apr '09 10:12 AM

Bit depressing - I lived through Canberra 2003, and I'll never
forget the sight of the ridge of flame, and the darkness at
noon, and no-one telling us we should be ready to move.

Dubster  (Level: 12.7)
Sat, 18th Apr '09 1:30 AM

Good quiz, the answer to question 7 should not be "all of
these". They can all kill but only one can be"major". Major
means the most!


Kasp767982  (Level: 155.9)
Fri, 27th Feb '09 6:28 AM

Excellent quiz and very thought provoking!
RIP all those lives lost in the fires

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