Born in 1947? What Else Happened?

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Media: BOOK - paperback, 160 pages
Author: R. Williams
Year: 2016
ISBN: 9780995354975
Publisher: Boom Books

Were you born in 1947? Do you remember what happened during the year? Born in 1947? is one in a series of year-by-year books that highlight the social history happenings in Australia at that time. 

Arranged chronologically by month, Ron Williams has made his way through newspapers, magazines and other sources and has come up with most of the major events that occurred during the year.

In 1947, Labor was still in power, using up all the petrol it wouldn't give to our motorists. The Poms were firing rockets over our Aborigines, while Menzies was discovering Reds under our beds. Our new Governor General was not a Pom, but a local lad, and Princess Elizabeth said yes to a Greek. Six boys, aged under 17, were gaoled for life for rape, and 10 o'clock closing night stop the 6 o'clock swill. These were striking times.

Each volume in this series describes the happenings that affected people, real people, and is designed to make you remember and wonder at things forgotten.They're also designed to get the oldies and youngies talking about the past and rediscover heritage that otherwise would be forgotten. 

Preface to this Series
Like travelling? Too bad!
Could you buy and run a car?
McKell as Governor General
Catch a train?
Regulations galore
Paganism in Australia
These are striking times
Strike pay
Still more travel
NSW late-closing referendum
Charles Cousins
News and views
The lash
Caning in schools
Life and death for boys
The harp in the south
Silk stockings
Social issues
Did cricket survive the war?
Reds under the beds
Summing up 1947 


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