Celebrating 175 Years of Victoria

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Politicians and writers, historians and TV personalities, sporting stars and local heroes come together for lively nights of banter and celebration. Under the watchful guidance of quiz-mistress extraordinaire Jane Clifton, we uncover the fascinating and surprising facts about Victoria, and celebrate this demisemiseptcentennial occasion in style!

Held at:

Warrnambool Entertainment Centre

185 Timor Street, Warrnambool, 3280

Phone: 03 555 94 999

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Portrait of Sean Dooley

Sean Dooley

Sean Dooley is a Melbourne author who works as a television comedy writer. He has a weekly spot with 3RRR Breakfasters and regularly contributes to The Age and ABC radio about birds, the environment, sport and, well, anything really.

Portrait of Peter McPhee

Peter McPhee

Peter McPhee is a Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne, specialising in the social history of France since 1780.

Portrait of David Astle

David Astle

David Astle is a full-time word nerd. You may know his loud shirts from SBS’s Letters and Numbers. Or his black-and-white boxes in Friday’s Age. He’s also the author of Wordburger (How to be a champion puzzler in 20 quick bites), plus Riddledom, Puzzled and Cluetopia. His favourite word is ‘acrobat’.

Portrait of George McEncroe

George McEncroe

George McEncroe is the CEO and founder of Shebah, Australia's ridesharing service for women. While trying to safely get her four kids where they needed to go and support her family as a single mum, she came up with an idea for a business: ridesharing that allowed an all-women fleet of drivers to earn income whenever suited them, and that provided worry-free transport for women and children. Now that she's turned her idea into a reality, she's added CEO to the list of roles on her resumé, which include stand-up comedian, breakfast radio host, ABC producer and more.


Portrait of Jon Vertigan

Jon Vertigan

Jon Vertigan has been waking up South West Victoria on local radio station 3YB in Warrnambool for 7 years.

Portrait of Jacinta Ermacora

Jacinta Ermacora

Jacinta Ermacora is a councillor with Warrnambool City Council.

Celebrating 175 Years of Victoria

It’s time to celebrate 175 years of Victoria. How well do you know the State We’re In, the past and present of Victoria? To mark this significant anniversary, the Wheeler Centre takes the show on the road for four big nights across October to four big destinations.