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Born in 1959? What Else Happened?

Publisher: Boom Books

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Media: BOOK - paperback, 160 pages
Author: R. Williams
Year: 2016
ISBN: 978099460157599
Publisher: Boom Books

Were you born in 1959? Do you remember what happened during the year? Born in 1959 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 made 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 this series describes the happenings that affected people, and is designed to make you remember and wonder at things forgotten. And also designed to get the oldies and youngies talking about the past and rediscover heritage that otherwise would be forgotten. 

In 1959 Billy Graham called us to God. Perverts are becoming gay. The Kingsgrove Slasher was getting blanket press coverage. Tea, not coffee, was still the housewifes friend. Clergy were betting against the opening of TABs. Errol, a Tasmanian devil, died. So too did Jack Davey. There are three ways to kill a snake. Aromarama is coming to your cinema .

Contents:
Preface to this Series
January
 - Marriage to Asians
 - Cuban Turmoil
February
 - Billy Graham's Call to God
 - Indonesia? Where's That?
March
 - Billy is Still Here
 - What Happened to our Tea?
April
 - Richardson Report
 - Imbecile Children
May
 - New Guinea Violence
 - Mongolism Post Script
June
 - Wolfenden's Report on "Gays"
 - Liberace and his Bank
July
 - Max Stuart's Trials
 - Cold War Warming Up
August
 - Stuart Royal Commission
 - Men Under the Hammer
September
 - Kingsgrove Slasher
 - The Wide Blue Yonder
October
 - Simmonds and Newcombe
 - Cure for Cancer
November
 - A Day in the Bush
 - Snakes (not) Alive
December
 - Drink Driving Tests
 - Summing up 1959

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