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Darling River: Quiz


Question 1: The Queensland headwaters of the Darling (the area now known as the ________) were gradually colonised from 1815 onward.
Toowoomba, QueenslandDalby, QueenslandMiles, QueenslandDarling Downs

Question 2: In 1828 the explorer ________ was sent by the Governor of New South Wales, Sir Ralph Darling, to investigate the course of the Macquarie River.
John McDouall StuartCharles SturtAustraliaWagga Wagga, New South Wales

Question 3: Officially the Darling begins near Brewarrina at the confluence of the Culgoa and Barwon rivers, streams which rise in the ranges of southern ________.
AustraliaSouth AustraliaNorthern TerritoryQueensland

Question 4: In this period the Australian poet ________ wrote a well-known ironic tribute to the Darling River[2].
Banjo PatersonNew South WalesThe Union Buries Its DeadHenry Lawson

Question 5: Today the Darling is in poor health, suffering from overuse of its waters, pollution from pesticide runoff and prolonged ________.
DeforestationClimate change and agricultureDroughtKyoto Protocol

Question 6: Confluence of the Darling with the ________ at Wentworth, New South Wales
Murray RiverGoulburn River (Victoria)Yarra RiverTambo River (Victoria)

Question 7: To quote another ________ poem:
Banjo PatersonThe Union Buries Its DeadHenry LawsonNew South Wales

Question 8: The Darling River is the fourth longest river in ________, measuring 1,462 kilometres (908 mi) from its source in northern New South Wales to its confluence with the Murray River at Wentworth, New South Wales.
AustraliaBarbadosCanadaUnited Kingdom


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