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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


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. His greatest claim to fame is that in 2002 he broke the Australian... Read more

Peter McPhee

Peter McPhee is a Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne, specialising in the social history of France since 1780. McPhee has published widely on the history of modern France, most recently A Social History of France 1789-1914 (London & New York, 2004) and Living the French Revolutio... Read more

David Astle

Alias DA on Friday’s puzzle page in the Age, David Astle is a lifelong wordsmith, writer, columnist and ABC broadcaster. His latest book – Rewording The Brain – explores the neural benefits of crosswords. You can catch him on Evenings most weeknights, or flapping a dictionary on SB... Read more

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 driver... Read more

Jon Vertigan

Jon Vertigan has been waking up South West Victoria on local radio station 3YB in Warrnambool for 7 years. In a radio career that spans 18 years, Jon has worked right across regional Victoria with stints also in Melbourne and Sydney. A husband of 1 and father of 2, Jon has recently discovered fitnes... Read more

Jacinta Ermacora

Jacinta Ermacora is a councillor with Warrnambool City Council. Born and raised on a sheep farm east of Warrnambool, Ermacora’s first job was as a rouseabout in the family shearing shed. After moving to Melbourne to study at RMIT she worked as a social worker at Broadmeadows Community Health Centr... Read more

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