Here’s your opportunity to test your local knowledge with this Quick Quiz, because one can never have enough trivia. So how much do you know? How did you go?  Good luck!
[main pic credit: Local photographer Sooz Myhill]

QUESTIONS 11th August

  1. Dom Perignon, the inventor of champagne
    A.  was also famous for designing toga’s
    B.  had a bottleshop in the Dordogne.
    C.  was known for his Friar Tuck haircut
    D.  was a Benedictine Monk.
  2. Where would you find the Sea of Tranquility?
  3. What is someone who shoes horses called?
  4. What is another word for lexicon?
    A. Bible
    B. Dictionary
    C. Thief
    D. Prison
  5. Name the seventh planet from the sun?
  6. Who invented the rabies vaccination?
    A. Louis Pasteur
    B. Claude Monet
    C. Graham Froth
    D. Dr Cecil Mange
  7. Prague is the capital city of…
  8. How many Wimbledon Men’s Singles titles did Bjon Borg win?
  9. In needlework, what does UFO refer to?
  10. What is the correct name of the painting The Mona Lisa?
    A. La Gioconda (The Jovial)
    B. Not Happy Jan
    C. Woman in Black
    D. Mood of a Lady



  1.  D   a Benedictine Monk
  2.  The Moon
  3.  A Farrier
  4.  B   Dictionary
  5.  Uranus
  6.  A   Louis Pasteur
  7.  Czech Republic
  8.  5
  9.  an Unfinished Object
  10.  A   La Gioconda   (The Jovial)

QUESTIONS 4th August

  1. Using only the letters D  O  R  R  I  G  O what is a 5 letter word starting with R – – – –?
  2. What was Bellingen restaurant No.5 Church Street called in 2003?
  3. Is Urunga closer to Sydney or Brisbane?
  4. Which chess piece cannot move in a straight line?
  5. What is the capital of Pakistan?
  6. What is the Spanish word for Fox?
    A     Zorro
    B     El Crafti
    C     de Foox
    D     Kaye-nine
  7. What are you doing if you pandiculate?
  8. What sickness is caused by lack of vitamin D?
  9. What does the acronym USB stand for?
    A   United Standard Betta
    B   Universal Serial Bus
    C   Unlimited Saving Back-up
    D   You Sain Bolt
  10. What colour do you get if you mix red & blue?
  1. Rigor.   Strictness or severity, as in action or judgement.
  2. Cool Creek Cafe
  3. Brisbane   410 km    (Sydney 498 km)
  4. Knight
  5. Islamabad
  6. A     Zorro
  7. Yawning
  8. Ricketts
  9. B     Universal Serial Bus
  10. Purple


  1. Using the letters U  R  U  N  G  A what is the 5 letter word starting with A?
  2. The town of Bellingen was previously known as ………..
  3. Who wrote the Famous Five book series?
  4. Where were the Bee Gees born?
    A. London
    B. Isle of Man
    C. Hurstville, Sydney
    D. Fitzroy, Melbourne
  5. What is the surname of the singer known as Sting?
    A. Ray
    B  Gee
    C  Sumner
    D  Erchart
  6. What was Tarzan’s preferred choice of clothing?
  7. In the theatre, what name is given to the part of the stage that points out into the audience?
  8. Topiary is what?
  9. What type of goat produces mohair?
  10. Catching a crab is a saying in which sport?
  1. Augur   (An ancient Roman religious official who foretold events
    by observing and interpreting signs and omens)
  2. Boat Harbour (changed to Bellingen in 1871)
  3. Enid Blyton
  4. B   Isle of Man
  5. C   Sumner
  6. Loincloth
  7. The Apron.
  8. The art of cutting shrubs into ornamental shapes
  9. Angora
  10. Rowing or sculling


  1. Using only the letters B  E  L  L  I  N  G  E  N what is a 7 letter word starting with L
  2. Who is known as The Mayor of Darkwood?
  3. What was Urunga previously called?
  4. What crop became popular in Dorrigo in the 1930’s?
  5. True or False? Australia has over 10,000 beaches.
  6. Which Australian Prime Minister said “Go all the way with LBJ”?
  7. In America 10 cents is called a …….?
  8. What is the Italian word for “scratched drawings” found on walls all over the world?
  9. A magnum of champagne is how many litres?
  10. Which large animal can produce suntan lotion from its own natural secretions?
    A. Whale
    B. Hippo
    C. Elephant
    D. Orangutan
  1. Legible
  2. Darcey Browning
  3. Bellinger Heads. The village of Urunga was proclaimed in 1894.
  4. Potato growing
  5. True     10,685
  6. Harold Holt
  7. Dime
  8. Graffiti
  9. 1.5 litres
  10. B  Hippo


  1. Which famous person has not lived in the Bellingen Shire?
    A. Jimmy Hannan TV & radio star
    B. Ben Cropp ocean adventurer & filmmaker
    C. Jon English actor & singer
    D. Doug Parkinson singer & performer
  2. The famous painting “The Scream” by Edvard Munch (pictured) was painted
    A. at The Lido in Urunga
    B. at a fjord overlooking Oslo
    C. using crayons
    D. as a tribute to his favourite movie “The Blob” from 1958.
  3. George Orwall famously travelled to fight in which conflict?
  4. The National Animal of Scotland is a ….?
    A. Unicorn
    B. Stallion
    C. Push me Pull You
    D. Lama
  5. What is longer…a nautical mile or a mile?
  6. Before the word “cheese” was said to make people smile
    in a photo, what word did they use?
  7. What is Postman Pat’s surname?
  8. Which Italian city is considered the home of pizza?
  9. What country is boarded by Belgium, France & Germany?
  10. Eye of the Tiger was the theme song in
    A. Rocky
    B. Rocky ll
    C. Rocky lll
    D. The Lion King
  1. D. Doug Parkinson
  2. B Fjord overlooking Oslo.
  3. The Spanish Civil War
  4. A. Unicorn
  5. a nautical mile (1.15 miles)
  6. Prunes
  7. Clifton
  8. Naples
  9. Luxembourg
  10. C. Rocky lll

QUESTIONS  7th  July

  1. What was a “Drogher” used for in the Bellingen Shire around 100 years ago?
    A.  Sedating horses dragging logs
    B.  A vessel on the rivers
    C.  A lamp on the headlands to signal ships
    D.  A made-up word to confuse people doing a quiz
  2. Cathedral Rock in the National Park is made up of what type of rock?
  3. Until 1923, what was Istanbul formerly known as?
  4. Actor Wayne Knight (Newman in Seinfeld) also played
    A. Flounder in Animal House
    B. The mailman in Beverly Hills Cop 2
    C. Catcher for The New York Yankees B side.
    D. Stan in Dirty Dancing
  5. The National Flower of Japan is?
  6. What country has the most islands in the world
    A. Sweden
    B. Indonesia
    C. Australia
    D. Ireland
  7. What is the capital of Canada?
  8. What is the slang name of New York City used by locals?
  9. How many keys does a classic piano have?
  10. Name Disney’s first film?
  1. B  Drogers made their way up and down the rivers carrying goods & foodstuffs to isolated hinterland communities before returning to the waiting ships with produce & raw materials for the big city.
  2. Granite boulders perched on top of one another to a height of about 200 m over about 1 km.
  3. Constantinople.
  4. D  Stan in Dirty Dancing.
  5. The Cherry Blossom.
  6. A. Sweden (over 220,000)
  7. Ottawa
  8. Gotham
  9. 88
  10. Snow White in 1937


  1. TRUE or FALSE : Warren Weick’s first job when he left school was in the
    Hammond & Wheatley Emporium in the Men’s & Boy’s Wear department?
  2. What does Urunga mean?
  3. Name the controversial sculpture proposed for Dorrigo in the main street? (pictured)
  4. Latin America includes countries from
    A. South America
    B. North & South America
    C. Central America only
    D. North, South, Central America + The Caribbean
  5. Name the leader of the Federal National Party / Deputy Prime Minister of Australia?
  6. Who played Ned Kelly in the 1970 Australian film Ned Kelly?
    A. John Waters
    B. Mick Jagger
    C. Reg Livermore
    D. Jon English
  7. What are the real names of HG Nelson & Rampaging Roy Slaven?
  8. Was Bellingen born cricketer Adam Gilchrist ever selected to captain Australia in a test match?
  9. Who said this……”It’s freezing & snowing in New York…we need global warming.”
  10. Two Way Street is the name of what service offered by The Bello Youth Hub?
  1. TRUE. It was where he learnt his sales skills for Real Estate.
  2. Urunga is reputedly an Aboriginal word meaning Long White Sand.
  3. Water Cloud.
  4. D   North, South, Central & The Caribbean
  5. Michael McCormack. 
  6. B   Mick Jagger
  7. Greg Pickhaver (HG Nelson) & John Doyle. (Rampaging Roy Slaven)
  8. Yes…..6 times.
  9. Donald Trump
  10. Free driving supervision to get you licensed and on the road.


  1. What was the first cement brick building in Australia?
  2. Name the famous Dorrigo tourist attraction that has never opened?
  3. Complete the saying “Urunga. Where the rivers……………”
  4. Australia has won how many Olympic medals in squash?
  5. Which country has the longest straight train track in the world?
    A)  Australia
    B)  India
    C)  Russia
    D)  USA
  6. What is the largest muscle in the human body or a Roman centurion’s  name?
  7. What do you pay for a haircut at the Bellingen Barbershop on cheap Tuesday?
  8. Why was Tug of War removed from the Olympics in 1924?
    A) The rope broke
    B) Not enough countries were keen.
    C) The Olympics had too many events
    D) The participants refused to wear toga’s.
  9. What number is considered unlucky for the chinese?
  10. Is the Big Banana really that big?
  1. Hammond & Wheatley building in Bellingen.
  2. Dorrigo Steam Railway Museum.   CLICK HERE to view.
  3. “Urunga. Where the rivers meet the sea
  4. None. Squash has never been an Olympic sport.
  5. A) Australia. The Indian Pacific that travels from Sydney to Perth.
  6. Gluteus Maximus
  7. $20
  8. C) The Olympics had too many events. 33 events in total were removed.
  9. 4  because it is nearly homophonous to the word “death” in Cantonese.
  10. Compared to the Big Prawn it is a bit disappointing.


  1. The suburb Bad Bellingen can be found in which country?
  2. What is the annual fishing event held in Mylestom called?
  3. Most streets in Dorrigo are named after what?
  4. How many Prime Ministers did Australia have in 2013?
  5. The bronze statue of “The Thinker” by Rodin can be found in which city? (photo)
  6. Tug of War was an Olympic Sport
    A)  Never
    B)  Once
    C)  6 Times
    D)  wearing toga’s.
  7. What cuisine is served at The Old Butter Factory on Friday nights?
  8. How many shades of white are there?
  9. Which river runs through Alice Springs?
  10. When was John Farnham’s Farewell Tour?
  1. Bad Bellingen is found in the German State of Baden- Wurttemberg.
  2. Putt Bennett Fishing Festival.
  3. Types of timber. Cypress, Mahogany, Ash, Tallowood, Rosewood, Hickory, Myrtle etc.
  4. 3   (Kevin Rudd, Julia Gillard & Tony Abbott)
  5. In the gardens of the Rodin Museum in Paris.
  6. C) 6 times.  1900 to 1920
  7. Tapas.
  8. Officially unknown. It would appear to be over 400.
  9. Todd River
  10. 2002. (I think it is still going)


  1. The oval on Morgo st Urunga is also colloquially known as…..?
  2. The Glenreagh to Dorrigo Railway operated from 1924 to 1972 & closed due to…..?
  3. Novelist Peter Carey won the Booker Prize twice for Oscar & Lucinda and ……?
  4. A Bloody Mary contains tomato juice and ……?
  5. Who has sung the theme song in three James Bond Films?
  6. What is the collective noun for a group of lions?
  7. Spell Doctor Karl’s surname ? (pictured)
  8. Which actor played James Bond before Daniel Craig?
  9. How many valves does the heart have?
  10. Which spelling is correct:

a  accomodation
b  accommodation
c  accomadation
d  acommodation


Q1.  The Cabbage Patch or “The Patch.”

Q2.  Flood damage.

Q3.  True History of the Kelly Gang.

Q4.  Vodka

Q5.  Shirley Bassey

Q6.  Pride

Q7.  Kruszelnicki

Q8.  Pierce Brosnan

Q9.  Four – Mitral, tricuspid, aorta & pulmononic.

Q10. b accommodation


1. How many towns have the Dorrigo Post Code of 2453?

A.   10
B.   13
C.   20
D.   21

2.  Urunga Railway Station was opened in

A. 1923
B. 1951
C. Sept 1961
D. 1962

3.  Name the Bellingen restaurant that serves Tapas on Friday nights?

4.  Name the Bellingen Rugby League team mascot?

5.  In 2018 which city received the most tourist?

A.  Paris
B.  London
C.  Dubai
D.  Bangkok

6.  Who painted the Mona Lisa?

7.  Name the professor (pictured) and his famous saying.

8.  Name The ABC Coffs Coast radio morning presenter who lives in Bellingen?

9.  The Lido at Urunga got it’s name from

A.  Barry Lido (architect)
B.  The Lido red crab
C.  The Skyhooks single “Lido, is not a dirty word.”
D.   a public open-air swimming pool or bathing beach.  

10. Name 10 towns with the Dorrigo post code of 2453 ?


  1. 20 towns
  2. A. 1923

  3. Old Butter Factory

  4. Magpies

  5. D. Bangkok

  6. Leonardo Da Vinci

  7. Professor Sumner Miller: Why is it So?

  8. Fi Poole

  9. D.   a public open-air swimming pool or bathing beach.


7   Good
8   Very Good
9   Excellent
10 The Master
11  Cheated



  1. Which Australian State or Territory has the longest inland border length? (not coastal)
  2. Name the 2003 comedy film made in Bellingen?
  3. What was Arthur Conan Doyle famous for?
  4. Name the Island on the north side of the Kalang River as it flows into the sea?
  5. Don Dorrigo
    A. was a Spanish General
    B. was a variation of Dundurriga (Gumbainggirr for Stringybark
    C. Gazette is the local newspaper
    D. possibly all of the above.
  6. What is the wettest month on average in Bellingen?
  7. What does the “D” stand for in COVID?
  8. Name the NSW opposition leader? (Labor)
  9. Who was the Mayor before Dominic King?
  10. Is Short Cut Road Raleigh really a short cut?


  1. NSW
  2. Danny Deckchair
  3. Sherlock Holmes
  4. Yello Rock Island
  5. D.  Possibly all of the above (does anyone really know for sure?)
  6. March
  7. Disease
  8. Jodi McKay
  9. Mark Troy
  10. Yes. And No. If one is travelling Between Bellingen and Urunga, well, Yes. If one is travelling from Bellingen to Coffs Harbour, it’s not.
7   Good
8   Very Good
9   Excellent
10 The Master
11  Cheated