Stuff We Had in the '50s and '60s

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Media: BOOK - paperback, 188 pages
Author: P. Van Der Kooy
Year: 2020
ISBN: 9781925877366
Other: b&w photos, references
Publisher: Boolarong Press

From kitchen designs, to tv shows, to lollies, to brands of deodorant and the radiogram. Even the 'man's shed', and how at school you learnt writing on a slate. Take a nostalgic trip down memory lane with "Stuff We Had". For those growing up in the '50s and '60s this book will bring back those beautiful memories of freedom, imagination, mateship, communication and innocence.

Published in Australia, this book relates to things Australian's would have had, and brands we knew, and activities we took part in. Divided into easy chapters of what you would find where, together with a few vintage pictures to illustrate throughout, you will be reminiscing with every page. 

Stuff we had in the lounge room
Stuff we had in the kitchen
Stuff we had to eat and drink
Stuff we had in the laundry
Stuff we had in the bathroom or on the dressing table
Stuff in the medicine cabinet
Stuff about the toilet
Stuff in the bedroom
Stuff we wore
Stuff we played with
Stuff we had outside
Stuff we had in  the car
Stuff we had on holidays and picnics
Stuff we had at school
The unsealed sealed section
Some of my own stuff
Recipe stuff
Referency stuff

2 Reviews
  • Light-Hearted Memory Joggers

    Posted by Ross Hansen on 7th Aug 2021

    I enjoyed this light-hearted rummage through things that were popular in the 1950s and 1960s when I was growing up. It was even more relevant to me when I noted the author lived in the next suburb to me in Brisbane. Lots of illustrations and descriptions jog the memory about long-forgotten things. There are also a few pages for readers to add some of their own stuff from that era. This book would be a good companion to "The Book of Myself" (a DIY autobiography) by Carl and David Marshall and also available from Gould.

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    Posted by Richard on 4th Jan 2021

    Very interesting and entertaining.
    Not a high grade printing, and a bit expensive for the quality, but the content was good.

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