Book; Born in 1963? What else happened? - Ron Williams


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This is  a series of books about life in Australia – one for each year from 1939. They describe happenings that affected people, real people. The whole series, to coin a modern phrase, is designed to push your buttons, to make you remember and wonder at things forgotten.

The books might just let nostalgia see the light of day, so that oldies and youngies will talk about the past and re-discover 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 1963, the bodies of Bogle and Chandler mystified police and still do so. The Queen popped in and knighted Bob, now Sir Bob Menzies. Initiation ceremonies to universities and the military vexed some caring mothers, and the Labour Party was ridiculed for listening to 36 faceless men. The fruits of the Baby Boom were being harvested so that hooliganism was a big problem. John Kennedy, President of the USA, was shot dead.

ISBN: 9780648651161
Publisher: Boom Books
176 pages

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Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Craig Biele
Great, fascinating book.

This is a great, informative book. I learned a lot about my birth year and what was happening at the time. Well worth the cost to me.


Very happy my son was born on 31st December 1963