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Question 1: The Hawkesbury River was named by Governor Phillip in June 1789, after ________, who at that time was titled Baron Hawkesbury.
Thomas Townshend, 1st Viscount SydneyCharles Jenkinson, 1st Earl of LiverpoolRobert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of LiverpoolWilliam Pitt the Younger

Question 2: There are no ________ or locks on the river, and the effects of the tide are felt as far as Windsor.
Water turbineHydropowerDamHydroelectricity

Question 3: Australian novelist Kate Grenville wrote an award winning historical fiction novel ________ set on the Hawkesbury.
The Secret RiverMiles Franklin AwardThomas KeneallyPeter Carey (novelist)

Question 4: Once formed, the Hawkesbury River proper flows generally northwards, albeit with a significant number of ________.
MeanderValleyAvulsion (river)Oxbow lake

Question 5: The Warragamba, formed by the joining of the Wollondilly River, the Nattai River, the Kowmung River and Cox's River drains a broad region of New South Wales on the eastern side of the ________.
Armidale, New South WalesGreat Dividing RangeNew England HighwayNew England (Australia)

Question 6: Australian Television shows, like ________ and Home and Away, have used the Hawkesbury in exterior shots.
Blue HeelersE StreetAll Saints (TV series)A Country Practice

Question 7: The Bridge to Bridge Water Ski Classic is a ________ race that is run in the opposite direction, from Dangar Island to Windsor.
WaterskiingSkwalGrass skiingItaly

Question 8: Wisemans Ferry, a vehicular ________ at the settlement of Wisemans Ferry that carries the old Great North Road
Cable ferryTaxicabTramInterurban

Question 9: The Hawkesbury Canoe Classic, a 111km ________ race, is held annually in October or November.
Whitewater canoeingKayakCanoeWhitewater kayaking

Question 10: Hawkesbury River Freeway Bridge, a bridge between Kangaroo Point and Mooney Mooney that carries the ________ parallel to Peats Ferry Bridge
Pacific Highway (Australia)Southern FreewaySydney BypassSydney–Newcastle Freeway


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