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1. The centre was built in 1988 and the new facility will open in 2019.
2. The closure of the Boys Home Road campus at Newhaven, where the college opened its doors to 51
Year 7 and 8 students on February 5, 1980. The Boys Home Road campus has housed the senior
school in recent years, but from 2019 all year levels will be located at the Phillip Island Road campus,
near Sunset Strip.
3. Originally from Mussel Rocks to Cowes Caravan Park, but a discussion paper released in December
said these sites were all inappropriate.
4. The Eastern Barred Bandicoot – 44 were released. Now that the island has been declared fox-free
the marsupial has a better chance of surviving here, with EBBs wiped out on the mainland by foxes
and habitat loss.
5. The 140-year-old hotel was gutted by fire in May 2010.
6. Catherine Basterfield, who started her career with the Nature Parks in 2009 as financial controller
and was then operations manager, before starting as CEO in March.
7. $32.5 million.
8. A new museum that will chronicle the complete history of the Vietnam War era. A master plan was
drawn up in 2014, with a proposed delivery date of 2025.
9. The MV Naturaliste, named after the ship captained by Jacque Hamelin, who named French Island in
1802. The catamaran is 18 metres long and can carry 95 passengers. The Brianna Lee is the Wildlife
Coast Cruises new ferry.
10. The engineer and prosthetic limb innovator – who now lives in Melbourne - volunteers his spare
time and funds to design and make prosthetic devices for those who cannot afford them.
11. Nikki Van Dijk beat three-time world champion Carissa Moore of Hawaii in October in the Cascais
Women’s Pro, improving her ranking from seventh to fifth.
12. A new Catholic primary school, Our Lady Star of the Sea, will be finished in April 2018 near the
Catholic Church on the Phillip Island Road will be in addition to Newhaven Primary, Newhaven Col-
lege, Cowes, and the Village School at Ventnor.
13. John Clarke.
14. There are 10,387 residents, an increase by 892 since 2011
15. Phillip Island’s 150th birthday, which marks the first sale of land on the island, on November 2,
1868, in a ballot held at Schnapper Point (now Mornington).
16. The State Government this year announced $7 million for a dual lane roundabout at the intersection
of Woolamai Beach Road and Phillip Island Road.
17. 20th anniversary – the amalgamation of the Penguin Reserve, Nobbies area, Seal Rocks, Cape
Woolamai, Rhyll Inlet, Koala Conservation Centre and other reserves came under the one manage-
ment authority in 1996.
18. Four buildings: the Boys Home at Newhaven, Woolamai House, Grossard grave at Ventnor and the
jetty shed at the Cowes jetty.
19. Thirteen landscapes, including the south coast from the Nobbies to Pyramid Rock, Cape Woolamai,
Observation Point at Rhyll, Churchill Island, as well as the George Bass Coastal Walk and the mouth
of the Powlett River.
20. The Nature Parks has koala population data stretching back to the 1970s when there were about
1000 koalas. Now the most recent five-yearly koala count, held last summer, estimates there are
up to 30.
21. In 1842, William and John McHaffie, two brothers from Scotland, were the first permanent settlers
on the island. John married Georgiana (sometimes referred to as Georgina), who kept a diary that
provides an insight into the lives of the first settlers.
22. Around 1840 a port was established at Griffiths Point to provide exports of wattle bark, agricultural
produce and later coal. In 1888 the township was named San Remo after the resort town in Italy.
THE holiday season is with us again.
And that means barbecues, a lazy char-
donnay in the hammock, beach meandering
and of course the Advertiser’s annual bum-
per summer quiz.
Once your brain cranks out of hibernate
mode, see how many of these questions you
1. When was the current Penguin Parade
centre built and when will the new
Penguin Parade centre be finished?
2. Newhaven College is celebrating the
end of an era this month. What event
are they marking?
3. Which area of Cowes has been ear-
marked for a possible car ferry termi-
4. What critically endangered animal was
released onto the Summerland Penin-
sula in October?
5. What year did the Isle of Wight pub
6. Name the CEO of Phillip Island Nature
Parks, appointed this year?
7. How much money did the State Gov-
ernment this year commit to rebuild-
ing the senior school campus of Wont-
haggi Secondary School?
8. Phillip Island is considered the spiri-
tual home for Vietnam Veterans. What
$25 million project are they planning?
9. What is the name of the new purpose-
built ferry operating in Western Port
between Phillip Island, French Island
and Stony Point? And what is the
name of the new Wildlife Coast Cruis-
es ferry, working alongside the Kasey
10. Phillip Island’s Matt Bowtell was
named Victoria’s Local Hero at the
2018 Victorian Australian of the Year
awards in November at Government
House. Why did he receive the award?
11. Name the island surfer whose world
ranking moved from seventh to fifth
12. Phillip Island is to get a fifth primary
school next year. Which one?
13. Which satirical comedian – who was
also a long-term conservationist on
Phillip Island – passed away this year
14. Figures were released by the Aus-
tralian Bureau of Statistics for the
2016 census this year. What is Phil-
lip Island’s population, to the nearest
15. What major birthday will be celebrat-
ed on Phillip Island next year?
16. Where on the island is VicRoads plan-
ning to install a new roundabout?
17. What birthday did Phillip Island Na-
ture Parks celebrate this year?
18. How many buildings locally have
been classified by the National Trust
19. How many landscapes locally have
been classified by the National Trust
20. What is the estimated total of the is-
land’s wild koala population?
21. Who was the first settler family on
22. What was San Remo first known as?
The Advertiser’s annual
Bumper summer quiz
Newhaven College is celebrating the end of
an era this month – see question 2.
Question 9 asks the name of the new pur-
pose-built ferry operated by Western Port
Phillip Island is considered the spiritual
home for Vietnam Veterans. What are they
planning, according to question 9?
How many buildings have been classified
by the National Trust of Victoria (see 18)?
San Remo was first known by what name
Who is pictured in this photo (see 21)?
How many wild koalas are there on the is-
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