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Born in 1960? What Else Happened?

Publisher: Boom Books

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Media: BOOK - hardcover, 184 pages
Author: R. Williams
Year: 2019
ISBN: 9780648651123
Other: 2nd ed.
Publisher: Boom Books

What happened in Australia back in 1960? Most people aren't likely to remember.

Ron Williams has created this series to record the events that made news in Australia year-by-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 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. 

So what did make news in 1960? During 1960, Oz women were said to be drunks, Princess Margaret can now expect to have free photos taken, and professional tennis came via Jack Kramer to this fair land. The concept of male nurses was raised, Arthur Calwells dead hand fell on the Labor Party, William Dobell was said to have tricked the Art World on April Fools Day, and two especially gory murders were committed in Maitland. And, can you believe it, a few men were admitted to hospitals during the labours of women. Has the new idea of the equality of the sexes gone too far?

Please note this book is filled with articles from the year, not photographs, 

Contents:
Introduction to the Series
Our Women are Drunks
A Second Oz Pioneer
Vice-Regal and Regal
Doc Evatt
Fruit Barrows in the City
Not at all Post Haste
April Fools'Day?
NSW Hospitals
Gary Powers and the Spy-Plane
Babes in Dad's Arrms?
White versus Black?
Graeme Thorne Kidnapped
Graeme Thorne's Body Found
Liquor for Aborigines
Max Gluckman
The Greatest Show on Earth
Tough Times now Close?
Our Censors on the Ball
Christmas - Again
Graeme Thorne Request
Summing up 1960

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