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SSC Newspaper : January 2011
“I commend the newest member of our community, the Strathfield Scene, for celebrating the history of Strathfield since 1885” –Virginia Judge, Member for Strathfield, Fair Trading and Arts Minister january 2011 10 Strathfield Scene quiz Get your brain cells into action with the Strathfield Quiz. As a local resident you probably think you know quite a lot about your municipality and its history. How about putting your knowledge to the test with our very own Strathfield Quiz. The amazing STraThfield quiz Virginia Judge MP Member for Strathfield Shop 1, 54 Burwood Road, Burwood NSW 2134 Ph: 9747 1711 Fax: 9747 6054 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.parliament.nsw.gov.au Please do not hesitate to contact my office if you believe I can be of assistance in any State Government matter. 1. What was the original European name given to Strathfield? 2. Name the Aboriginal tribe which once lived here. 3. In what year did European settlement begin? 4. Name the first farm established in Strathfield. 5. In which year did Strathfield and Homebush amalgamate? 6. How many people are employed by Strathfield Council? 7. Name two test cricketers from Strathfield. 8. Which all-male singing group once lived in Strathfield? 9. What is or was Strathfield Saye? 10. What is the median house price in Strathfield? 11. Who designed the council chambers? 12. Name the oldest pub in the municipality. 13. Which federal division does Strathfield fall within? 12. Answers 1. Liberty Plains. 2. The Wangal tribe. 3. 1793. 4. Redmire Estate. 5. 1947. 6. 171. 7. Bob Simpson and Alan Davidson. 8. The Bee Gees. 9. A grand mansion, now demolished – see the plaque on Strathfield Avenue. 10. $1.3 million. 11. Sydney architect John Sulman. 12. The Horse & Jockey, Homebush. 13. Two: Reid and Watson. 14. 36,489 (estimated). 15. False, but PM Billy Hughes used to live in Strathfield. 14. 11. 8. the strathfIeld Good food GuIde •KOREAN • INDIAN • CHINES E • JAPANESE • M IDDLEEASTERN •PUBS •CAFES •PATISSERIES •PRODUCE•S W EET S gdfdGuideStrathfield CoverAbsF i na l.i ndd 1 15 / 10 / 106 : 27PM The best in local eats out: www.ourstrathfield.com.au 14. What is the population of Strathfield? 15. Gough Whitlam was born in Strathfield – true or false?
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