Deborah Ann Conway, is an Australian rock singer-songwriter and guitarist, had a career as a model and actress. She was a founding member of the 1980s rock band Do-Ré-Mi with their top 5 hit "Man Overboard". Conway performs solo and has a top 20 hit single with "It's Only the Beginning"; the associated album, String of Pearls peaked in the top 20. She won the 1992 Australian Recording Industry Association Music Award for'Best Female Artist', her next album, Bitch Epic, reached the top 20 in November 1993. Conway organised and performed on the Broad Festivals from 2005 to 2008 – show-casing contemporary Australian female artists. Deborah Ann Conway was born on 8 August 1959 and grew up in Melbourne, Australia, her father was a lawyer in Toorak and Conway attended Lauriston Girls' School – photos of her as a schoolgirl were displayed at the Sydney Jewish Museum. She went to University of Melbourne – modelling and singing her way through. A billboard campaign for Bluegrass jeans featured Conway's nude backside and the phrase "Get yours into Bluegrass".
Other ads with Conway as a model include, Big Crunchie. At the age of 18, Conway started playing guitar, in 1980 she joined The Benders as a vocalist whilst still at university, her father was so concerned. Other members of The Benders included, Neville Aresca, Les Barker, Dorland Bray, John Campbell, Daniel Solowiej and Greg Thomas, they performed in Melbourne pubs playing original material – written by Conway and Thomas – and Blondie and Devo covers. Conway wrote songs with Bray. In 1981, Deborah Conway and Bray relocated to Sydney and formed pop rockers Do-Ré-Mi with Helen Carter on bass guitar and Stephen Philip on guitar, they recorded two albums, Domestic Harmony and The Happiest Place in Town, eight singles. Their best performed hit, "Man Overboard", peaked at No. 5 on the Australia Kent Music Report Singles Chart and became the 8th highest positioned Australian song on the 1985 End of Year Chart. In the early 1980s, Conway was the domestic partner of Paul Hester – drummer for Deckchairs Overboard and Split Enz – before he left for Los Angeles in 1985 and formed Crowded House there.
In late 1983, Conway supplied vocals for actor Tracy Mann's singing in the Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV series Sweet and Sour including the hit title song, "Sweet and Sour". Two soundtrack albums and three singles from the series were credited to The Takeaways. Conway sang lead vocals on half the songs and backing vocals on all the rest. In 1986 Conway performed with The Rock Party, a charity project initiated by The National Campaign Against Drug Abuse, which included many Australasian musicians: Neil Finn, Eddie Rayner, Tim Finn, Nick Seymour and Hester; the Rock Party released a 12" single "Everything to Live For", produced by Joe Wissert, Phil Rigger and Phil Beazley. Do-Ré-Mi disbanded in 1988 not long after their second album was released. Rolling Stone named Conway'Best Australian Female Singer' for that year. In 1990, Conway formed Drawcards as a semi-acoustic band with Vika and Linda, Stephen Cummings, Dror Erez, Tim Finn, Ross Hannaford, Peter Jones, Shane O'Mara and Chris Wilson.
It split with half its members – Conway, Erez and Wilson – forming Rose Amongst Thorns as a pub rock band from 1990 to 1991. Deborah Conway played the lead role of "Julie" in an Australian teenage road movie called Running on Empty, released in 1982. Conway had minor roles in Mallacoota Stampede, Hard Knocks and The Coca-Cola Kid, appeared as herself in Diana & Me. While Do-Ré-Mi were working in England in 1988, Conway became involved in Pete Townshend's project The Iron Man: The Musical by Pete Townshend. Shortly afterwards she recorded an album of dance music in Los Angeles, not released except for a solo single, a cover of Bad Company’s "Feel Like Makin' Love", produced by Scott Cutler. In 1991, Conway played Juno in Peter Greenaway's Prospero's Books, singing a setting of William Shakespeare's masque from The Tempest to music by Michael Nyman. In 1996, a portrait of Conway as Medusa, painted by Rosemary Valadon, was a finalist in the Archibald Prize; the prize is awarded for the "best portrait painting preferentially of some man or woman distinguished in Art, Science or Politics".
Conway performed Dreaming Transportation: Voice Portraits of the First Women of White Settlement at Port Jackson, scripted and directed by Andrée Greenwell. The performance premiered at the Sydney Festival in 2003 and a year was staged again, at the Sydney Opera House. Performing with Conway were Susan Prior, Christine Douglas, Amie McKenna and Jeannie Van de Velde and musicians, Hope Csuturos, James Nightingale, Jane Williams, Kim Poole, Denise Papaluca, Mardi Chillingworth and Jared Underwood; the work was inspired by a series of poems by Jordie Albiston. Deborah Conway's solo output has included touring following an album's release with some of her session musicians. In October 1991, Conway released her first solo album
Prisoner (TV series)
Prisoner, is an Australian soap opera set in a fictional women's prison, called Wentworth Detention Centre, located in the fictitious Melbourne suburb of Wentworth. The change of title for overseas broadcasts was brought about by a copyright injunction through television production company ITC Entertainment, who thought the title was too similar to their program entitled The Prisoner; the series was produced by the Reg Grundy Organisation. It aired on Network Ten, which broadcast 692 episodes between February 27, 1979, December 11, 1986; the series was filmed at the Network Ten Melbourne Studios at Nunawading and on location. It was planned as a 16-part stand-alone series; the show was viewed in numerous countries. In the United Kingdom, it was shown twice in its entirety—first from 1988–1995 on ITV, again from 1997–2001 on Channel 5; the show launched various spin-offs, including tie-in novels. Prisoner was created by Reg Watson, who had produced the British soap opera Crossroads from 1964 to 1973 and would create Australian soaps The Young Doctors and Daughters and Neighbours.
Inspired by the British television drama Within These Walls, the show was conceived as a 16-episode series, with a pilot episode bearing the working title "Women Behind Bars". Its storylines focused on the lives of the prisoners and, to a lesser extent, the officers and other prison staff; when the initial episodes met an enthusiastic reception, it was felt that Prisoner could be developed into an ongoing soap opera. The early storylines were developed and expanded, with assistance from the Corrective Services Department; the show's themes radical, included feminism and social reform. Prisoner began in early 1979 with the advertising slogan, "If you think prison is hell for a man, imagine what it's like for a woman"; the series examined how women dealt with incarceration and separation from their families, the common phenomenon of released inmates re-offending. Within the prison, major themes were interpersonal relationships, power struggles and rivalries; the prisoners became a surrogate family, with self-styled "Queen Bea", Bea Smith and the elderly "Mum" Brooks emerging as central matriarch figures.
Several lesbian characters were introduced on the show, including prisoner's Franky Doyle, (played by Carol Burns and Judy Bryant, as well as corrupt and sadistic officer Joan Ferguson. Characters and story exposition were often'retconned' in order to expand potential storylines. There was a men's prison "next door" to Wentworth, but it was never mentioned again after the early episodes. Barnhurst was a co-ed prison, soon becoming a women's facility, its security status varied with it being described as an'open prison farm' by the end of the run. Although Blackmoor Prison was described as a brand new, state-of-the-art maximum-security prison, it was depicted as a Victorian-era workhouse when seen. Wentworth was variously described as either new or built during World War II, with aged infrastructure. During the show's run, several recurring characters were played by multiple actors. Meg Morris' son and stepdaughter, Marty Jackson and Tracey Morris, were each played by multiple different actors - Ronald Korosy, Andrew McKaige & Michael Winchester as Marty, Sue Devine & Michelle Thomas as Tracey.
In the closing year, Nicki Paull's character Lisa Mullins was taken over by Terrie Waddell. Viewers' introduction to the Wentworth Detention Centre featured the arrival of two new prisoners, Karen Travers and Lynn Warner. Travers was charged with murdering her husband in a crime of passion after he was found in-bed with another woman, whilst Warner insisted she was innocent despite her conviction for the abduction and attempted murder of a child. Both women were sent to the prison's maximum-security wing, where they were horrified by their new surroundings. Karen, was confronted with a former lover— in prison doctor Greg Miller — and was sexually harassed by violent lesbian cellmate Franky Doyle. Lynn was ostracised by the other prisoners because of her crime and terrorised by Bea Smith who burnt her hand in the laundry's steam press in one of the series' most iconic early scenes. Other, less volatile prisoners included elderly, garden-loving Jeanette "Mum" Brooks, incarcerated for the euthanasia of her husband who had terminal cancer, teddy-clutching misfit and childlike Doreen Anderson, alcoholic former cook recidivist Lizzie Birdsworth, who poisoned a group of shearers and seductive prostitute Gladys "Marilyn" Mason, who seduced prison electrician Eddie Cook.
The prison officers included firm-but-fair well-heeled governor Erica Davidson. Early episodes featured a high level of violence: Lynn Warner's press burning.
Melbourne is the capital and most populous city of the Australian state of Victoria, the second most populous city in Australia and Oceania. Its name refers to an urban agglomeration of 9,992.5 km2, comprising a metropolitan area with 31 municipalities, is the common name for its city centre. The city occupies much of the coastline of Port Phillip bay and spreads into the hinterlands towards the Dandenong and Macedon ranges, Mornington Peninsula and Yarra Valley, it has a population of 4.9 million, its inhabitants are referred to as "Melburnians". The city was founded on 30 August 1835, in the then-British colony of New South Wales, by free settlers from the colony of Van Diemen’s Land, it was incorporated as a Crown settlement in 1837 and named in honour of the British Prime Minister, William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne. In 1851, four years after Queen Victoria declared it a city, Melbourne became the capital of the new colony of Victoria. In the wake of the 1850s Victorian gold rush, the city entered a lengthy boom period that, by the late 1880s, had transformed it into one of the world's largest and wealthiest metropolises.
After the federation of Australia in 1901, it served as interim seat of government of the new nation until Canberra became the permanent capital in 1927. Today, it is a leading financial centre in the Asia-Pacific region and ranks 15th in the Global Financial Centres Index; the city is home to many of the best-known cultural institutions in the nation, such as the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the National Gallery of Victoria and the World Heritage-listed Royal Exhibition Building. It is the birthplace of Australian impressionism, Australian rules football, the Australian film and television industries and Australian contemporary dance. More it has been recognised as a UNESCO City of Literature and a global centre for street art, live music and theatre, it is the host city of annual international events such as the Australian Grand Prix, the Australian Open and the Melbourne Cup, has hosted the 1956 Summer Olympics and the 2006 Commonwealth Games. Due to it rating in entertainment and sport, as well as education, health care and development, the EIU ranks it the second most liveable city in the world.
The main airport serving the city is Melbourne Airport, the second busiest in Australia, Australia's busiest seaport the Port of Melbourne. Its main metropolitan rail terminus is Flinders Street station and its main regional rail and road coach terminus is Southern Cross station, it has the most extensive freeway network in Australia and the largest urban tram network in the world. Indigenous Australians have lived in the Melbourne area for an estimated 31,000 to 40,000 years; when European settlers arrived in the 19th-century, under 2,000 hunter-gatherers from three regional tribes—the Wurundjeri and Wathaurong—inhabited the area. It was an important meeting place for the clans of the Kulin nation alliance and a vital source of food and water; the first British settlement in Victoria part of the penal colony of New South Wales, was established by Colonel David Collins in October 1803, at Sullivan Bay, near present-day Sorrento. The following year, due to a perceived lack of resources, these settlers relocated to Van Diemen's Land and founded the city of Hobart.
It would be 30 years. In May and June 1835, John Batman, a leading member of the Port Phillip Association in Van Diemen's Land, explored the Melbourne area, claimed to have negotiated a purchase of 600,000 acres with eight Wurundjeri elders. Batman selected a site on the northern bank of the Yarra River, declaring that "this will be the place for a village" before returning to Van Diemen's Land. In August 1835, another group of Vandemonian settlers arrived in the area and established a settlement at the site of the current Melbourne Immigration Museum. Batman and his group arrived the following month and the two groups agreed to share the settlement known by the native name of Dootigala. Batman's Treaty with the Aborigines was annulled by Richard Bourke, the Governor of New South Wales, with compensation paid to members of the association. In 1836, Bourke declared the city the administrative capital of the Port Phillip District of New South Wales, commissioned the first plan for its urban layout, the Hoddle Grid, in 1837.
Known as Batmania, the settlement was named Melbourne in 1837 after the British Prime Minister, William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne, whose seat was Melbourne Hall in the market town of Melbourne, Derbyshire. That year, the settlement's general post office opened with that name. Between 1836 and 1842, Victorian Aboriginal groups were dispossessed of their land by European settlers. By January 1844, there were said to be 675 Aborigines resident in squalid camps in Melbourne; the British Colonial Office appointed five Aboriginal Protectors for the Aborigines of Victoria, in 1839, however their work was nullified by a land policy that favoured squatters who took possession of Aboriginal lands. By 1845, fewer than 240 wealthy Europeans held all the pastoral licences issued in Victoria and became a powerful political and economic force in Victoria for generations to come. Letters patent of Queen Victoria, issued on 25 June 1847, declared Melbourne a city. On 1 July 1851, the Port Phillip District separated from New South Wales to become the Colony of Victoria, with Melbourne as its capital.
The discovery of gold in Victoria in mid-1851 sparked a
The ARIA Charts are the main Australian music sales charts, issued weekly by the Australian Recording Industry Association. The charts are a record of the highest selling albums in various genres in Australia. ARIA became the official Australian music chart in June 1988, succeeding the Kent Music Report, Australia's national charts since 1974; the Go-Set charts were Australia's first national singles and albums charts published from 5 October 1966 until 24 August 1974. Succeeding Go-Set, the Kent Music Report began issuing the national top 100 charts in Australia from May 1974; the compiler, David Kent published Australia's national charts from 1940–1974 in a retrospective fashion using state based data. In mid 1983, the Australian Recording Industry Association commenced licensing the Kent Music Report chart; the first printed national top 50 chart available in record stores, branded the Countdown chart, was dated the week ending 10 July 1983. ARIA began compiling its own charts in-house from the chart survey dated 13 June 1988, corresponding with the printed top 50 chart dated week ending 26 June 1988.
Various artists compilation albums were included in the albums chart, as they had been on the Kent Report chart, until 2 July 1989, when a separate Compilations chart was created. The ARIA Report, detailing the top 100 singles and albums charts, was first available via subscription in January 1990; the printed top 50 chart ceased publication in June 1998, but resumed publication in the year. The printed top 50 chart again ceased publication at the end of 2000; the ARIA charts are based on data collected from digital retailers in Australia. Data of physical sales come from retailers such as Sanity and JB Hi-Fi, while data of digital sales come from online retailers such as iTunes. Since 17 February 1997, all physical sales data contributing towards the chart has been recorded electronically at point of sale. In March 1991, "Do the Bartman" by The Simpsons was the first single to reach #1 in Australia, not available on 7 inch vinyl, but cassingle only. Starting from 8 October 2006, due to low physical single sales at the time, the ARIA singles chart included online data as well as physical sales.
In 2006, it was announced that the Brazin retailing group, comprising major retailers HMV, Sanity and Virgin music/DVD stores would no longer contribute sales data to the ARIA charts. However, after a five-month absence, Brazin re-commenced contributing sales figures to the ARIA Charts on 26 November 2006; the ARIA website publishes the top 50 singles and albums charts, top 40 digital tracks chart, top 20 dance singles chart. The ARIA Report is available via paid e-mail subscription each week; these reports are uploaded to the Pandora Archive periodically. On 5 February 2006, the ARIA Chart Show was a radio program launched on the Nova network and broadcast throughout Australia, playing the official ARIA top 50 singles; the live music program was hosted by Jabba each Sunday afternoon at 3:00pm. From 1 June 2013 to 3 September 2016, the Take 40 Australia radio program broadcast the official ARIA top 40 singles on Saturday afternoons from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm, on each state's Hit Network-owned radio station.
The show was aired before the top 50 chart, dated for the following Monday, is published on the ARIA website at 6:00 pm. The charts were published online at 6:00 pm each Sunday. ARIA Top 100 Singles Chart ARIA Top 100 Albums Chart ARIA Top 100 Physical Albums Chart ARIA Top 50 Digital Tracks Chart ARIA Top 50 Digital Albums Chart ARIA Top 50 Streaming Tracks Chart ARIA Top 50 Club Tracks Chart ARIA Top 50 Catalogue Albums Chart ARIA Top 40 Urban Singles Chart ARIA Top 40 Urban Albums Chart ARIA Top 40 Country Albums Chart ARIA Top 40 Music DVDs Chart ARIA Top 25 Dance Singles Chart ARIA Top 25 Dance Albums Chart ARIA Top 20 Australian Artist Singles Chart ARIA Top 20 Australian Artist Albums Chart ARIA Top 20 Compilation Albums Chart ARIA Top 20 Jazz & Blues Albums Chart ARIA Top 20 Classical/Crossover Albums Chart ARIA Top 10 Core Classical Albums Chart ARIA Top 20 Hitseekers Singles Chart ARIA Top 20 Hitseekers Albums Chart Yearly Top 100 End of Year charts profiling the year in music End of Decade Top 100 charts profiling the decade in music Pre-2000: 2000 to present: 2006 to present: Pre-2000: 2000 to present: 2016 to present: Music of Australia List of Australian chart achievements and milestones Official website Top 50 chart archives from June 1988 at australian-charts.com Top 100 chart archives from January 2001 at Pandora Archive
Violet Town is a town in northeastern Victoria, Australia. The town is in the Shire of Strathbogie local government area, 174 kilometres northeast of the state capital, Melbourne on the Hume Highway. At the 2016 census, Violet Town and district had a population of 1,540; the town is on Honeysuckle Creek and has many early streets named after flowers, e.g. Lily Street, Rose Street, Orchid Street, Tulip Street, Iris Lane. Violet Town and District is bounded by Arcadia-Tamleugh Road, Clancy Road, Honeysuckle Creek, Fishers Lane, Bridge Road, Camerons Road, Croxfords Road, Dookie-Violet Town Road and the Broken River in the north, Benalla Rural City, Leggat Lane, Baddaginnie-Goomalibee Road, Depot Road, McPherson Road, McEwan Lane and Benalla Rural City in the east, the localities of Strathbogie, Kelvin View and Euroa, Collier Road and Lawrence Road in the south, Moglonemby Road, Murchison-Violet Town Road and Violet Town Boundary Road in the west; the Nira Balun clan of the Taungurong Aborigines are the traditional custodians of this land.
In 1838 the government surveyed this village site which they called ‘Violet Creek’ - the first inland surveyed town in Victoria. The following year land was put up for sale. Squatters took up land at Honeysuckle Run soon after; the Royal Mail Hotel was opened in 1846 and the village began to grow. By the 1860s the town had expanded to include a bakery and a school. Buildings went from bark huts to timber construction, its principal thoroughfares were Hyacinth, Tulip and Rose streets. The town was an important coach stop on the Melbourne to Sydney road as it was at the conjunction of the Sydney road, the overland telegraph and the tracks to Bendigo and the north-eastern gold fields. In 1873 the railway arrived and the village moved closer to the line. In 1895 the Shire of Violet Town was gazetted. In 1994 it was amalgamated with adjoining shires to become part of the Shire of Strathbogie. With its proximity to the Honeysuckle Creek, development in Tulip Street began early with the first surveyed block in Victoria, on the corner of Rose and Tulip Streets.
The first hotel was in this site precinct and the first designated crossing of the Honeysuckle Creek was on Baird Street. Until 1980, the Sydney Road/Hume Highway ran through Violet Town, much early history is centred on this road, now called High Street. Major Thomas Mitchell and his party stopped on the banks of Violet Creek, now called Honeysuckle Creek on his way back to Sydney. In this Australia Felix exploration of 1836 he noted that the swamps and marshes in the area had a profusion of wild violets and named the district Violet Ponds; the explorers Hume and Hovell camped near this spot in 1824. Some existing houses and cottages in High Street used as tea rooms or coaching inns, date from the 1880s. Cowslip Street is the main commercial street of Violet Town, it developed. However, many of the early buildings were burnt down. There are two strips of shops surviving from the end of the 19th century, plus some single buildings worth visiting; the Post Office opened on 1 July 1852 although closed from early 1854 until early 1859.
The town was the site of the Southern Aurora train crash in 1969 that caused the deaths of nine people. A memorial stands at the railway crossing on McDiarmids Road. On 12 November 2003 the Victorian State Government announced plans to locate a toxic waste dump in the district, threatened to acquire local farming properties. In 2004 the residents of the town and district campaigned against the proposal; the local history group holds a library of photos. Violet Town was represented in the Boer War and the town's war memorial in Cowslip Street was built in 1901; the town has both a World War I Avenue of Honour and a World War II Avenue of Honour maintained by the local RSL branch. During World War 2, Violet Town was the location of RAAF No.13 Inland Aircraft Fuel Depot, commissioned in 1942 and closed in 14 June 1944. Consisting of 4 tanks, 31 fuel depots were built across Australia for the storage and supply of aircraft fuel for the RAAF and the US Army Air Forces at a total cost of £900,000 The town’s streets are tree-lined and uncongested by traffic.
The town has public reserves, with a training track, bowling green and cricket oval, tennis courts and a caravan park near Honeysuckle Creek. There is a memorial hall, swimming pool and library; the Strathbogie Ranges are visible to the south. Violet Town holds a Community Market on the 2nd Saturday of every month at the Recreation Reserve in Tulip Street since 1978; the town has a range of local businesses including hardware store, hotel, hairdresser and petrol station, is surrounded by rural land used for cropping and cattle and sheep grazing, although some horse studs are present. The town's Bush Nursing Centre provides residential aged care for up to 64 people. Murrnong is a permaculture training facility. Major features of the area include the Honeysuckle Creek Walking Track, Shadforth Reserve, Sunnymeade Garden, the community built Violet Town Swimming Pool and the local Peranbin primary school. Violet Town has connections with Australian rock music - during the 1980s a song by The Church was named for the town, more the town has been known for being the home of Jesse and Ella Hooper, members of rock band Killing Heidi.
Their best known single Weir was written about the local railway reservoir weir. Violet Town is one of few small rural towns; the town's population in 2016 was 684. Violet Town Football Netball Club plays Australian Rules football and netball in the Kyabram District Football Net
RocKwiz is an Australian television live music trivia quiz show, focused on rock music and featuring different guest artist musicians who perform live in each episode. The show was co-created by Brian Nankervis, Peter Bain-Hogg, Ken Connor, it is broadcast on SBS and premiered in 2005 on Foxtel's Max. The 14th and final season premiered on 7 May 2016. Season 14 consisted of 7 episodes, recorded between February and April 2016, with the theme "RocKwiz Salutes The Legends"; the final episode aired on June 25, 2016. The series won the 2007 AACTA Award for Best Light Entertainment Television Series and was nominated in the same category three times, it was nominated for a Helpmann Award. On February 3, 2019 it was announced that SBS would no longer be commissioning any more TV episodes although the live touring shows would continue; the program is hosted by Julia Zemiro and aired on Saturdays at 8:30 pm, except in 2014 when it aired on Mondays at 9:30 pm. Regular episodes are shot in The Gershwin Room at St Kilda's Esplanade Hotel called just The Espy, in Melbourne.
The program format puts local lesser-known singers alongside more well known Australian and international musicians in a show closing duet after they have led teams of contestants chosen from the audience in a trivia quiz. It has a cult following for its no-frills style; the show features the "RocKwiz Orkestra" which provides musical clues and backing for the special music guests and, where needed, the contestants. RocKwiz has become a successful touring franchise and has staged national tours and special appearances at festivals; these live tour shows are filmed for TV broadcast. The show is hosted by Julia Zemiro, with Brian Nankervis as the scorer and "adjudicator where necessary". Dugald McAndrew is the roadie who features as a "human scoreboard"; the show had the following guest hosts while Julia Zemiro was away on Eurovision duties: Tex Perkins David McCormack The RocKwiz Orkestra comprises: Peter "Lucky" Luscombe – drums, lead vocals "Jumping" James Black – guitar, Hammond organ, vocals Mark Ferrie – bass guitarAfter 2014 James Black withdrew and was replaced by: Ashley Naylor – guitars, vocals Clio Renner – keyboards, vocalsVika Bull & Linda Bull provide backing vocals for the guest performers The quiz comprises five rounds, one preliminary round called "Ready Steady RocKwiz" which happens off air to select the contestants for the show from the live audience at the venue on the night.
A notable feature of the show is its casual attitude to the scoring system – a fact Brian once addressed on his introductory segment after receiving some complaints from viewers. A common example of this is the awarding of "bonus points" done when one team appears to be dominant. Ready Steady RocKwiz – Early series of RocKwiz opened with this pre-recorded segment, however more this is all done off air. Brian Nankervis runs three or four rounds of questions to find four finalists from 24 players to make up the two teams for the TV episode recording. After the footage has been shown and the guests introduced, Julia Zemiro will ask the four guests what the first album they bought was, and/or what the first concert they went to was; the title of this segment is an allusion to the 1960s British pop music TV show Ready Steady Go!. Who Can it Be Now? – This round introduces the show's two musical guests for the evening. Clues are read out in a "Who Am I?" style, a team buzzes in when they know the answer.
Ten points are awarded, the guest arrives and performs a song. The first guest announced will join the team that guessed them the next guest joins the other team, although the first team can still answer the question. Julia asks the guests about their first concert and/or album bought as well; the title and theme music of this segment comes from the 1981 song "Who Can It Be Now?" by Australian group Men at Work. Local and/or General – As the title suggests, this is a general knowledge music quiz section; the title of this segment comes from the album title and song by Australian group Models on their 1981 album of the same name. Million Dollar Riff – The RocKwiz Orkestra plays a series of notable riffs and a team buzzes in when they recognise the riff; the riff played as the intro in the first 12 series is from AC/DC's "Back In Black". More the intro music reflects the title of this segment which comes from the 1975 song by Australian group Skyhooks. Master Blaster – The musical guests are given a number of questions around five, to answer, on a specialist subject they have nominated.
The title and theme music of this segment comes from the 1980 song "Master Blaster" by Stevie Wonder. Whole Lotta Facts - This segment replaced Master Blaster in Season 11; the musical guests pick a topic and talk on that topic. The riff played as the intro is from "Whole Lotta Love" by Led Zeppelin, which inspired the segment name; this segment did not reappear in Series 12. Thirty Three and a Third - A new segment for Season 11; each team has one third seconds to answer as many questions as they can. The title of the segment comes from the number of revolutions per minute of a vinyl album. There is no intro riff. While it shares its name with the 1976 George Harrison album "Thirty Three & 1/3", there is no evidence to suggest it was named after this record; the Middle Eight - Another new segment introduced in Series 11. Eight questions with the last three questions having the same answer, a performer's name, and
Victoria is a state in south-eastern Australia. Victoria is Australia's smallest mainland state and its second-most populous state overall, thus making it the most densely populated state overall. Most of its population lives concentrated in the area surrounding Port Phillip Bay, which includes the metropolitan area of its state capital and largest city, Australia's second-largest city. Victoria is bordered by Bass Strait and Tasmania to the south,New South Wales to the north, the Tasman Sea to the east, South Australia to the west; the area, now known as Victoria is the home of many Aboriginal people groups, including the Boon wurrung, the Bratauolung, the Djadjawurrung, the Gunai/Kurnai, the Gunditjmara, the Taungurong, the Wathaurong, the Wurundjeri, the Yorta Yorta. There were more than 30 Aboriginal languages spoken in the area prior to the European settlement of Australia; the Kulin nation is an alliance of five Aboriginal nations which makes up much of the central part of the state. With Great Britain having claimed the half of the Australian continent, east of the 135th meridian east in 1788, Victoria formed part of the wider colony of New South Wales.
The first European settlement in the area occurred in 1803 at Sullivan Bay, much of what is now Victoria was included in 1836 in the Port Phillip District, an administrative division of New South Wales. Named in honour of Queen Victoria, who signed the division's separation from New South Wales, the colony was established in 1851 and achieved self government in 1855; the Victorian gold rush in the 1850s and 1860s increased both the population and wealth of the colony, by the time of the Federation of Australia in 1901, Melbourne had become the largest city and leading financial centre in Australasia. Melbourne served as federal capital of Australia until the construction of Canberra in 1927, with the Federal Parliament meeting in Melbourne's Parliament House and all principal offices of the federal government being based in Melbourne. Politically, Victoria has 37 seats in the Australian House of Representatives and 12 seats in the Australian Senate. At state level, the Parliament of Victoria consists of the Legislative Assembly and the Legislative Council.
The Labor Party led Daniel Andrews as premier has governed Victoria since 2014. The personal representative of the Queen of Australia in the state is the Governor of Victoria Linda Dessau. Victoria is divided into 79 municipal districts, including 33 cities, although a number of unincorporated areas still exist, which the state administers directly; the economy of Victoria is diversified, with service sectors including financial and property services, education, retail and manufacturing constitute the majority of employment. Victoria's total gross state product ranks second in Australia, although Victoria ranks fourth in terms of GSP per capita because of its limited mining activity. Culturally, Melbourne hosts a number of museums, art galleries, theatres, is described as the world's sporting capital; the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the largest stadium in Australia and the Southern Hemisphere, hosted the 1956 Summer Olympics and the 2006 Commonwealth Games. The ground is considered the "spiritual home" of Australian cricket and Australian rules football, hosts the grand final of the Australian Football League each year, drawing crowds of 100,000.
Nearby Melbourne Park has hosted the Australian Open, one of tennis' four Grand Slam events, annually since 1988. Victoria has eight public universities, with the oldest, the University of Melbourne, dating from 1853. Victoria, like Queensland, was named after Queen Victoria, on the British throne for 14 years when the colony was established in 1851. After the founding of the colony of New South Wales in 1788, Australia was divided into an eastern half named New South Wales and a western half named New Holland, under the administration of the colonial government in Sydney; the first British settlement in the area known as Victoria was established in October 1803 under Lieutenant-Governor David Collins at Sullivan Bay on Port Phillip. It consisted of 402 people, they had been sent from England in HMS Calcutta under the command of Captain Daniel Woodriff, principally out of fear that the French, exploring the area, might establish their own settlement and thereby challenge British rights to the continent.
In 1826, Colonel Stewart, Captain Samuel Wright, Lieutenant Burchell were sent in HMS Fly and the brigs Dragon and Amity, took a number of convicts and a small force composed of detachments of the 3rd and 93rd regiments. The expedition landed at Settlement Point, on the eastern side of Western Port Bay, the headquarters until the abandonment of Western Port at the insistence of Governor Darling about 12 months afterwards. Victoria's next settlement was on the south west coast of what is now Victoria. Edward Henty settled Portland Bay in 1834. Melbourne was founded in 1835 by John Batman, who set up a base in Indented Head, John Pascoe Fawkner. From settlement, the region around Melbourne was known as the Port Phillip District, a separately administered part of New South Wales. Shortly after, the site now known as Geelong was surveyed by Assistant Surveyor W. H. Smythe, three weeks after Melbourne, and in 1838, Geelong was declared a town, despite earlier European settlements dating back to 1826