Born in 1971? What Else Happened?

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Media: BOOK - paperback, 184 pages
Author: R. Williams
Year: 2020
ISBN: 9780648771661
Other: 2nd ed.
Publisher: Boom Books

What happened in Australia back in 1971? 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 1971? Firstly compulsory seat belts kept drivers in their place. Billy McMahon took over as PM, when Gorton voted against himself. Gough Whitlam, Opposition Leader, ventured to visit the Red baddies in China. Neville Bonner was the first Aboriginal in Parliament. Red unionist Jack Mundey conserved heritage buildings. Oz troops left Vietnam in time for late-night shopping in New South Wales and Victoria; they stopped at the first McDonalds in New South Wales Yagoona on the way home. One-day cricket cam to Oz.

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

Introduction to the Series
A new portfolio
Young women on a roll
Trade unions still active
Changing of the guard
Bob Hawke strikes a bargain
Tough times in America
China out of the dog house?
It's all black and white
Smoke gets in your eyes
Compulsory seat belts
Back in the party
The scene in Melbourne
Sport in schools
Mr Brown
Dying is big business
Cricket tour is off
Nursing homes
Householder problems
Advance Australia Fair
Asian migration
The final chapter
The Vietnam War
Summing up 1971


1 Review
  • Very good

    Posted by Richard Casbolt on 10th Dec 2020

    I have purchased 2 books in this series and have found them very informative.

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