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Born in 1970? What Else Happened?

Publisher: Boom Books

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Media: BOOK - hardcover, 184 pages
Author: R. Williams
Year: 2019
ISBN: 9780648651130
Other: 2nd ed.
Publisher: Boom Books

What happened in Australia back in 1970? 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 made news in 197? In 1970, President Nixon’s war in Vietnam, and now Cambodia, was getting unpopular in the USA and Oz. We decided to take our 8th Battalion home. Melbourne’s Westgate Bridge fell into the water and killed 35 workmen. The Queen, Prince Phillip, and two kids came to Oz. They liked it, so the Pope came later. Margaret Court, John Newcombe, Shane Gould, and Raylene Boyle all did well overseas, and made us think we were world-beaters. Mick Jagger starred in “Ned Kelly”. There were 13 million people and 180 million sheep in Oz. The Indian Pacific made its first trip across the nation.

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

Contents:
Introduction to the Series
More Right for Babies
Our Asian Foreign Policy
Conscientious Objectors
Hijacking is Very Popular
Should Abortions be Legalised?
Doctors Fees and the AMA
A Different Look at Vietnam
Saving for a Home
How Good is our Health System
Trade Unions Under Scrutiny
Green Bans and Strikes
The Cricket Tour by South Africa
Urban Sprawl
The Funeral Industry
Some Things Never Change
Poor Treatment of Veterans
To Be or Not to Be
The Tamborine Brigade
More Pressures on Motorists
Merry Christmas - if Possible
Summing up 1970

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