Born in 1950? What Else Happened?

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Out of Print 10/19

Media: BOOK - hardcover, 184 pages
Author: R. Williams
Year: 2019
ISBN: 9780648651116
Other: 2nd ed.
Publisher: Boom Books

So you were born in 1950. Do you know what else happening in that year? Probably not. Lucky for you Ron Williams has created a book specifically detailing the major Australian-related events that happened throughout the year.

Born in 1950? 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. 

In this 1950 volume you'll find that Dugan and Mears used a hacksaw to break out of gaol, robbed banks, shot people and went back to gaol. The War finished five years ago, so it was time to stop petrol rationing. War criminals were hanging out at Nuremberg. Dancing pumps were tripping the light fantastic at The Plaza. Whaling in Australia was big; but square dancing was even bigger. Take a trip back in time and relive the events of a bygone era.

Please note, this book is filled with articles from the year, and is not a photographic history.

Preface to this Series
Dugan and Mears
H-bombs Getting Closer
Petrol Rationing
Talking of Foreigners
Dugan and Mears in Court
Three Real Irritants
Japanese Invasion
The Red Dean is Here
The Red Menace
Mothers' Day Sentiments
Trial of War Criminals
Britain's Rugby League Tour
Korean War Starts
Seamen's Union Bad Mistake
Terror in the Plaza
Nutrition in the News
The Wool Levy
Eisteddfods as Escape Routes
Korea and the Red Bill
The Merry-go-Round
Payments to POWs
Square Dancing Craze
Housing Industry
Some Christmas Presents

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