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Born in 1952? What Else Happened?

Publisher: Boom Books

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Media: BOOK - paperback, 160 pages
Author: R. Williams
Year: 2016
ISBN: 9780994601520
Publisher: Boom Books

Most people know nothing about what happened in their year of birth. Ron Williams has created a series of year-by-year books, that details Australian-related events during each year.

So what did make news in 1952? Bob (Menzies) was not your uncle. Women smokers were keeping the home fires burning. Sid Barnes jumped a turnstyle and suited himself. US and China were still happily killing each other, and millions of Koreans were collateral damage. Some horses were entering a grey area, and women voted to do jury duty at their convenience.

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. 

Contents:
Preface to this Series
January
 - Churches Under Fire
 - Capital Punishment
February
 - The Coming Royal Tour
 - No Shortage of Black-Outs
March
 - Bob is Not Your Uncle
 - Book Borrowing
April
 - A-Bomb Tests at Monte Bello
 - The Colour of Horses
May 
 - Tough Times in Korea
 - Oz Whalers Ready to Sail
 June
 - More on Korea and Koje
 - No Shortage of Boards 
July
 - A Really Sick Economy
 - Eat at Lunch-time? Surely Not
August
 - I Can Jump Turnstyles
 - Anthony Eden's Second Marriage
September
 - Building in Wollahra
 - Shopping Hours
October
 - Last Word on Labotomy
 - Women on Juries
November
 - Korea Again
 - Two Big Races on the Same Day
 December
  - Christmas or Xmas?
 - Summing up 1952

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