Born in 1956? What Else Happened?

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Media: BOOK - paperback, 160 pages
Author: R. Williams
Year: 2016
ISBN: 9780994601568
Publisher: Boom Books

In 1956, the first big issue was the Suez crisis, which put our own Bob Menzies on the world stage, but he got no applause.  TV was turned on in time for the Melbourne Olympics, Hungary was invaded and the Iron Curtain got a lot thicker. There was much concern about cruelty to sharks, and the horrors of country pubs persisted.  

The Born In ... series is has been created to record the events that made news in Australia year-by-year. Each volume describes the happenings that affected 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. 

Preface to this Series
Doubts on Liquor Reform
Ice Deliveries
Growing Trade Concerns
Natural Childbirth
Johnny Ray is Back
Cruelty to Sharks
Anzac Day Splits Religions
Lotteries in the News
US Influence on Oz
Who is an Amateur Sportsman?
Public Transport Woes
Our Place in Asia
Discrimination Against Some
News From the Back-Blocks
An Industrial Dispute
Reliability Trials
Suez Crisis
The Horrors of Country Pubs
No Reds in Melbourne
Brisbane is a Striking City
Still in the Suez
The Invasion of Hungary
The End of the Olympics
Summing up 1956

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