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Born in 1951? What Else Happened?

Publisher: Boom Books

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Media: BOOK - paperback, 160 pages
Author: R. Williams
Year: 2016
ISBN: 9780994601513
Publisher: Boom Books

What made news in Australia in 1951? In 1951, the coal miners funds were declared black. The great mower war disturbed Sundays peace. General MacArthur was given the boot. Hire purchase was buying vacuum cleaners. Sunday films and sport were driving clergy frantic, and farmers were hopping mad over a kangaroo glut.  

This 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. 

Contents:
Preface to this Series
50th Birthday Celebrations
Miner's Strike of 1951
Execution of Jean Lee
Immigration of Germans
The Red Bill
MacArthur
The Great Mower War
Big News from Korea
In the Army Now
Dads Present at Birth
Burgess and MacLean
Chifley Dead
Persian Oil
Hire Purchase
Gibbit the Lot
Sunday Films
Menzies Shot Down
Loyalty to Britain
Rural Matters
Rabbits Galore
Menace of Inflation
Call to the Nation
Tidying Up
Summing up 1951

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