Australia Day marked with quiz game

The Australian High Commission in Samoa is hosting a “Australian Day Quiz” on social media this week to commemorate Australia Day.

A spokesperson for the High Commission in Apia said the annual Australia Day quiz is an opportunity for Samoans to learn more about Australia and the personal connections that bind the two nations.

“This year 2021 the quiz also celebrates the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Samoa and Australia,” the A.H.C. spokesperson said. “Throughout this time our nations have enjoyed an enduring and cooperative partnership as we have stood by one another during the good and bad times.

“The quiz is also a chance for participants to win some prizes that showcase the best of Australia. 

“For example, participants can win a KeepCup—environmentally friendly reusable cups that demonstrate Australian ingenuity—or books by Australian authors, including winners from the 2020 Australian Prime Minister's literary awards.”

The annual Australia Day FB Quiz commenced in 2018 and has received positive reactions from participants as they test their Australiana knowledge.

The 2021 Australia Day Quiz runs from Monday 25 to Friday 29 January 2021 on the Australian High Commission Facebook page (@AusHCSamoa). Each day after 9.00am (local time) one question will be published to the Facebook page.

Participants have until 4.00pm (local time) that same day to answer the question. Participants are encouraged to answer as many questions as they like, although they can only answer each question once.

To win participants will need to follow the Facebook page (@AusHCSamoa) by clicking the ‘Like’ button below the cover photo; and answer the question correctly by commenting on the post.

Those that answer correctly each day will go into a draw to win either first, second or third place prizes.

The prizes are themed to highlight the cultural, ingenuity, and sporting diversity of Australia.

Prizes include Australian National Rugby League (N.R.L) memorabilia, KeepCups, Australian Indigenous artwork and educational resources, and books by Australian authors including Cooee Mittigar: A Story on Darug Songlines by Jasmine Seymour, illustrated by Leanne Mulgo Watson, Amazing Australian Women by Pamela Freeman, illustrated by Sophie Beer, Sea People: The Puzzle of Polynesia by Christina Thompson, Meeting the Waylo: Aboriginal Encounters in the Archipelago by Tiffany Shellam.

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