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Miss Australia: A Nation’s Quest traced the history of the quest from humble beginnings in 1907, through to its final year in 2000. Stories from titleholders, volunteers, fundraisers and sponsors featured alongside historic dresses, trophies and crowns.

Miss Australia was previously on show at the National Museum of Australia, the Museum of Brisbane and the Melbourne Museum in 2007 and 2008.

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National titleholders Miss Australia titleholders from 1908 to 2000
Timeline Timeline from 1908 to the final event in 2000
Facts Interesting Miss Australia quest facts

Competition quiz

Miss Australia was many things – simple was not one of them. During judging in the 1957 Miss Australia competition finalists were asked this series of probing questions.

Competition quiz

Sponsored by The Australian Women's Weekly. Media sponsor PRIME.

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