Born in 1949? What Else Happened?

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Media: BOOK - paperback, 182 pages
Author: R. Williams
Year: 2018
ISBN: 97806483244130
Publisher: Boom Books

What happened in Australia back in 1949? Most people aren't likely to remember.

Ron Williams has created this series to record the events that made news in Australia year-by-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 you'd forgotten or didn't know about. They're also designed to get the older (and younger) generations talking about the past to rediscover heritage that otherwise would be forgotten. 

In 1949, the Reds in China could rest from their Long March, and the Reds in Australia took a battering in the pits. The rabbits ruled the paddocks, and some Churches suffered from outbreaks of dirty dancing and housie. Immigration Minister Calwell crudely enforced the White Australia Policy, so that huge crowds on the beaches were nervous about getting a tan. There was plenty of petrol for motorists in NZ and Britain, but not here, so Bob Menzies cruised to another election win over Labor.

Important People and Events
Preface to this Series
Taking it easy
Poms and dagos are here to stay
China sees red
Calwell and O'Keefe
Year of the rabbit
Eternal disputes over pensions
Crowded places
Happy days are here again
Forever ambit claims
Greetings from Abermain
Fairfax verses McGirr
Petrol rationing illegal
The miners'strike
Memories of the coal strike
Black and white aren't mixing
A boxing tragedy
Free medicine
Petrol rationing
The price is not right
The Snowy River scheme
Election results
Summing up 1949

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