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THE past year, 2016, has raced by
in a blur of political, sporting, inter-
national and community events.
But how well do you remember the
events of 2016?
Here’s a holiday quiz that might jog
your memory. You’ll find the right an-
swers at the bottom of the page.
1. Who were the three locals named
as receiving national Australia Day
honours in the SGST (Tuesday, Janu-
ary 26, 17)?
2. In February 2016, the Bass Coast
Shire announced the planned closure
of which Wonthaggi service?
3. Name any of the six State Gov-
ernment Ministers to visit Wonthaggi
on Friday, April 1, 2016?
4. Which announcement on April
26, 2016 had a big impact on the
South Gippsland economy?
5. Which club defeated the ulti-
mate premiers Fish Creek in the first
round of the 2016 season?
6. Who was the former Footscray
footballer who celebrated his old
club’s premiership in a Leongatha
7. What announcement in June 2016
outraged the Korumburra Giants?
8. What necessary service was de-
clared officially completed, at a cost
of $20m in South Gippsland on July
9. Which players won the best and
fairest awards in the Alberton league?
10. What was Leongatha’s losing
margin in the 2016 Gippsland league
1. How many candidates contested
the South Gippsland Shire Council
elections in October 2016?
2. How many candidates for the
Bass Coast Shire elections?
3. Which clubs enjoyed Alberton
football and netball premiership glo-
ry in 2016?
4. Which two candidates were re-
turned as the Member for Flinders
and the Member for McMillan in the
Saturday, July 2 Federal election?
5. Who or what locally received
$48.2 million in the May State Bud-
get in 2016?
6. Who was banned from attending
the September council meeting at the
South Gippsland shire?
7. What famous event was por-
trayed in a stunning play put on by
the Leongatha Primary School in
8. Which colourful Wonthaggi identity
passed away aged 95 in October 2016?
9. A 36-game Quickpick netted how
much for a Leongatha couple in May
2016? (Bonus points – who were they?)
10. Who starred in the title role in
Leongatha Lyric Theatre’s produc-
tion of Mary Poppins?
1. In January 2016, which high-
profile retailer went into voluntary
2. In January 2016, who won the
Australian Open tennis singles titles
(male and female)?
3. In March, name three famous Aus-
tralians who died; a Geelong footballer,
a stage superstar, and a cool musician?
4. In August, what government
project spectacularly failed allegedly
as a result of being hacked?
5. Who is the Governor of Victoria?
6. In July, which state banned grey-
7. In September, what was the win-
ning margin between the Western
Bulldogs and the Sydney Swans?
8. Also in September, which three
sporting identities died; one a former
Richmond captain, another a golden
sports broadcaster and one a talent-
9. In October, which Dreamworld
theme park ride malfunctioned kill-
ing four people?
10. In November, which horse and
rider won the 2016 Melbourne Cup?
How well do you remember 2016?
Sentinel-Times’ quiz: (1.) Former Bass Coast Mayor Neville Goodwin, Pound Creek dairy farmer the late Max Jelbart and Outtrim paramedic Don Gillies Ambulance Service Medal. (2.) Wonthaggi Visitor Information Centre (3.) Deputy Premier and Minister
for Education James Merlino, Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Jill Hennessy, Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development Jaala Pulford, Minister for Energy and Resources Lily D’Ambrosio, Minister for Tourism and Major Events John
Eren, and Minister for Environment Climate Change and Water Lisa Neville. (4.) The decision by Murray Goulburn to slash the price paid for milk and also to ‘clawback’ funds already paid. (5.) Foster, (6.) Ian ‘Curly’ Salmon, (7.) Decision by AFL Gippsland
to deny their application to join the new West Gippsland League, (8.) Poowong, Loch, Nyora sewerage system, (9.) Christie Hillberg (netball) and Tom Cameron/Chris Endres (Football), (10.) 21 points (to Maffra).
Local quiz: (1.) 32, (2.) 24, (3.) Fish Creek and Dalyston, (4.) Greg Hunt and Russell Broadbent, (5.) The Phillip Island Penguin Parade ($58.2m upgrade), (6.) Former Cr Kieran Kennedy, (7.) Lennie Gwyther’s epic trip to Sydney in 1932, (8.) Jack Clancy,
(9.) A staggering $40 million, (10.) Keryn Lockhart.
Australian Quiz: (1.) Dick Smith, (2.) Novak Djokovic and Angelique Kerber, (3.) Paul Couch, Jon English, Ross Hannaford, (4.) The 2016 Census, (5.) Linda Dessau, (6.) NSW, (7.) 22 points, (8.) Neville Crowe, Norman May and Max Walker (9.) The Thun-
der River Rapids Ride, (10.) Almandin and Kerrin McEvoy.
Ryan and Kayla Staley welcomed a baby girl, Savannah
Rae on December 19. The couple reside in Wonthaggi.
Maddie Lily Martin was born at Bass Coast Health on the Decem-
ber 28 to parents Nick Martin and Hailey Roberts of Cape Woolamai.
Maddie is a sister for Bella Rose Martin, 18 months.
Christopher James Couller was born at Bass Coast Health on
December 21 to Nicholas Couller and Kirsty Marks of Pioneer Bay.
He is a brother for Skye who is three.
James Adam Dawson was born on November 27 at Warragul
Hospital to parents Daniel and Diane Dawson of South Dudley.
James is a baby brother to Seth, 10, Ruby, two, and Oscar,
Leila Olivia Vagg was born on December 23 at the Leon-
gatha Hospital. She is a daughter for Sam and Claire Vagg
Sienna Rose Mitchell was born in Shanghai on October 20,
2016 to Kim Gilliland, formerly of Cape Paterson, and Bobby
Mitchell. She is a beautiful baby sister for Tara, four, and
Was this man the villain of 2016?
Was this the local sports event of
Was this the key political event of
Was this the best news of 2016?
$50 million fund for South
Was this our most important
community campaign in 2016?
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