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The Best of Bob Byrne's "Boomer" Columns
Publisher: NewSouth Books
Media: BOOK - paperback, 216 pages
Author: B. Byrne
Other: b&w & colour photos
Publisher: NewSouth Books
Beautifully nostalgic Adelaide stories – originally published in Bob Byrne’s hugely popular Boomer column in the Adelaide Advertiser – now available in one bumper book.
Remember eating AMSCOL ice cream at the Royal Show? The Birdman Rally at the Bay? When Burger King was on Anzac Highway? Or 'Futuro' the 'flying-saucer' building in North Adelaide in the '70s and '80s? If you grew up in Adelaide during the Baby Boomer years, chances are you'll remember them all!
Take a gloriously sentimental trip down memory lane with Bob Byrne as he shows us – through his Boomer articles and images – the Adelaide of yesteryear that we still dearly love.
Here Comes the Neighbourhood
Humble Beginnings of Live and Local TV
The Lost Icons of Adelaide
When Football Belonged to us All
A Very Special Childhood
When King Neptune Lived at Darlington
The Innocent Times of the Beach Girl Quests
A Cup of Tea, a Bex and a Good Lie Down
A Mall for All
A Teaspoonful of Sugar for What Ails You
Simple Bygone Leisure
A Very Retro Christmas
Adelaide's Lost Picture Theatres
Adelaide's Flying Saucer
Adelaide's Shopping Icons
Adelaide's "Woodstock", When Myponga Rocked
AMSCOL Heaven on a Little Stick
Awesome Riverland Adventure
Brutal Old School Days
Craze Had Us in a Spin
Fabulous Flights of Outrageous Fancy
Festival of the Big Splash
Fish 'n' Chips on Friday Nights
Getting the Message
Good, Old-Fashioned Fun
Grind Behind Clean Times
House of the Rising Fun
When Mr Whippy Played 'Greensleeves'
It's History in the Baking
Love to Have a Beer with Dunstan
Magic Mountain: Giant Dog Poo to Some, House of Fun for Others
Movie Magic and Mayhem
Nine Landmark Adelaide Buildings We Lost Last Century ... Forever
Our Flower Power
Our House of Flippers
Our Long-Lost South
Carn the Pies
Radically Different Days
Remember the East End Markets
Adelaide's Last Double Decker Buses
Rev It Up
Scary School Memories
Treasured Memories of the Old Railway Station
Sigalas Shakes Up Adelaide's Deli Scene in the '60s
Smiles From Your Dial
The Backyard, Outdoor Dunnies and Vicious Roosters
Taking It to the Streets
What a Fabulous Adelaide Memory is Dazzleland!
Stories in the Firing Line
The Biscuit Makers of Adelaide's Past
Was Life Really Better in the '50s?
The Burgers Were Better at Burger King
The Regent, "The Most Glamorous Picture Palace in Australia"
When the Beatles Ruled!
The Days of the Port Noarlunga Sandhills
Are You Being Served?
Baby What a Generation
Music Put Us in a Spin
The Jobs That Time Forgot
When Cars Were King
When DJs Were King of the Kids
When We Were Teens
Adelaide, Remember When People Dressed Up to Go to Town?
The Gilby Swing Bridge
Remembering the Days of the "Garbo"
A Picnic Like No Other
Adelaide and the Redex Trials
The Pub That Rocked: The Largs Pier
Adelaide's Own Car: The Lightburn Zeta
Ever Catch as Adelaide Trolley Bus?
The Day Adelaide Stood Still
Recollections of Semaphore and their Train
When Boy George Came to Rundle Mall
"Well, I'm Glad You Asked"
TV Telathons Donations and Fun
The Legend of Carols by Candlelight
Patsy Biscoe, Singer and Guitarist, and Fat Cat
Bobo the Clown
The Prettiest Cricket Ground in the World
Samorn, the Elephant in our Zoo
Small Screen a Dream Scene
Remember Adelaide's Cactus Garden?
The Christmas Pageant, and Adelaide Tradition