Born in 1948? What Else Happened?

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Media: BOOK - paperback, 160 pages
Author: R. Williams
Year: 2017
ISBN: 9780995354906
Publisher: Boom Books

What happened in 1948? In 1948, there was no shortage or rationing and regulation, as the Labor Government tried to convince voters that war-time restrictions should continue into the future. The concept of free medicine was introduced, but doctors (still controlled from Britain), would not co-operate, so medicines on the cheap were scarcely available to the public. Immigration Minister, Arthur Calwell, was staunchly supporting our White Australia Police, though he was generously prepared to allow five coloured immigrants from each Asian nation to settle here every year. There was great interest in the royals in Mother England, and the birth of Prince Charles was hailed with glee. Blood was flowing freely in Palestine and India, Catholic dogs were jumping like frogs back at home. And an unknown Sailor went Unloved by our censorious Government.

Born in 1948? 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 worked his way through newspapers, magazines and other sources and has come up with most of the major events that occurred during the year.

Each volume in the 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 older and younger generations talking about the past to rediscover heritage that otherwise would be forgotten. 

Preface to this Series
Regs, rules and little Hitlers
Tobacco and fags
Big brother
Inspectors in the backyard
Social issues
Infantile paralysis
Reds again
Reds in Australia
Strike a lot
Price controls end
Labor's reaction
White Australia policy
News and views
Medical matters
Chifley's banking bill
Bullying and dread
Your loyal subjects
Love me sailor
John Henry Austral
Palestine and India
Later that year in India
Catholic dogs - personal memories
Summing up 1948 


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