Fame name of the game
It’s often the butt of jokes, but Rooty Hill has gained respect after a mention in the new version of Trivial Pursuit.
NAY, to all those critics who’ve poked fun at Rooty Hill over the years.
Yes, the name might be unfortunate and prompt lots of inappropriate jokes, but its quirkiness has seen it earn a spot in the latest edition of Trivial Pursuit.
The suburb has received a mention in the upcoming 2000s version.
It’s one of a number of un- conventional Australian localities that has made it into the category of Places – Strange Names in the newest edition of the classic board game.
It also means Rooty Hill’s notoriety is set to soar Australia-wide and beyond.
And just to add a bit more trivia to the game – for those who didn’t know – Socceroos captain and Aston Villa mid- fielder Mile Jedinak was raised in Rooty Hill.
Antarctic explorer Sir Douglas Mawson also had close ties to the suburb. The Mawson immigrated to Australia when Douglas was two. The family lived in Rooty Hill and Mawson travelled into the city to school.
The suburb also maintains a strong link to Minchinbury Wines. Dr Charles McKay, who planted the first vines on the colonial property, bought a large tract of land in the district, including The Rooty Hill, in 1865.
Blacktown Mayor Stephen Bali described Rooty Hill as “a diamond in the rough”.
“It’s a shame it’s taken Trivial Pursuit to give it more profile,” Cr Bali said. The trivia game is being relaunched for younger fans.
Eddie Dib, of The Distillery Woodfire Restaurant (located on the former Minchinbury Wines site which has a historic connection to Rooty Hill).