Canberra

After a long dispute about location, which capital city was strategically placed between Australia's two largest cities?

  • A. Melbourne
  • B. Brisbane
  • C. Sydney
  • D. Canberra

32% of players knew the correct answer: D., Canberra

In the early 20th century, there was much debate in Australia about whether Sydney or Melbourne should be the new capital. Both cities wanted the honor, and neither wanted the other to have it. A compromise was reached, with the city of Canberra centrally located inland, between the two cities.


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Question of the Day: Canberra
In the early 20th century, there was much debate in Australia about whether Sydney or Melbourne should be the new capital. In this Flashcast, Murray and Tamika explore the history of how Australia's capital was selected and eventually built.

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