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1. Dr. Victor Chang was responsible for developing Australia's National
Heart Transplant Programme. Under the new programme, he performed the first transplant at St. Vincent on a young girl named Fiona Coote.
When did Dr. Chang perform the transplant?
a. 18 July 1979b. 24 February 1984c. 12 October 1990
2. Sadly, Dr. Chang was murdered on the streets of Sydney. He was
only 51. What year did this happen?
a. 4 July 1991b. 15 August 1994 c. 23 September 1998
3. Dr. Fred Hollows became world famous for his work in restoring
eyesight for countless thousands of poor people around the world.Where was he born?
a. Bourke, Australiab. Swindon, England c. Dunedin, New Zealand d. Blanchardstown, Ireland
4. Unhappy with what he considered blatant government disinterest in eye
care for Aboriginals, Fred Hollows refused to accept the Order of Australia in 1985. When did he actually become an Australian citizen?
a. 1956b. 1967c. 1978 d. 1989
5. Alfred Traeger’s invention transformed communications in isolated
areas of the world. He designed and built the first ever pedal transmitter-receiver at a then cost of 33 pounds. What year was this?
a. 1904b. 1929 c. 1948 d. 1957
6. School of the Air and the Royal Flying Doctor service owe a lot to
Traeger's pedal powered radio transmitter/receiver.True or False ... it used a typewriter to send Morse Code?
a. Trueb. False
7. Which two of Walter Hume's inventions were inspired by seeing how
honey was extracted from honeycombs by spinning them?
a. painting new rabbit proof fencesb. clothes-line that turnedc. lawn mowers d. concrete water pipes
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