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Born in 1965? What Else Happened?

Publisher: Boom Books

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Media: BOOK - paperback, 160 pages
Author: R. Williams
Year: 2016
ISBN: 9780987543653
Publisher: Boom Books

This is another volume in the "Born in ... series" about life in Australia. Each describes the happenings that affected the everyday people in our country. The whole series, to coin a modern phrase, is designed to push your buttons and to make you remember and wonder at things forgotten. The compiler also hopes that the the older and younger generations will talk about the past and rediscover a heritage otherwise forgotten. Hopefully, they will spark discussions between generations, and foster the asking and answering of questions that should not remain unanswered.

In 1965 Dawn Fraser will not swim the next Olympics, Winston Churchill died, and freedom fighters took a long ride in the bush. Mavis Bramston progressively got lewder, alphabet soup was also shocking families, and the Beatles were gonged by the Queen. The Shrimp shocked Melbourne's matrons, conscies were back in the news, and lots of women were taking pills.

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. 

Contents:
Preface to this Series
Where Should Women Be?
Death of Winston Churchill
End of Anzac Marches
Oz Freedom Rides
Dawn Fraser in Japan
Birth Control
Bag pipes
Mavis Bramston Show
Vietnam War is Still Building
Mercy Killing
Alphabet Soup
Medals for the Beatles
The Wharfies
Some Brave New Ideas
Better Deal for Punters
White Australia Policy
Who Wears the Pants?
The Giving of Blood
The Melbourne Cup
Churches, Conscies, and Dissonance
Tidying up Vietnam
Summing up 1965

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