Book; Born in 1949? 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 1949, the Reds in China could rest from their Long March, and the Reds in Australia took a battering in the pits. The rabbits ruled the paddocks, and some Churches suffered from outbreaks of dirty dancing and housie.

Immigration Minister Calwell crudely enforced the White Australia Policy, so that huge crowds on the beaches were nervous about getting a tan. There was plenty of petrol for motorists in NZ and Britain, but not here, so Bob Menzies cruised to another election win over Labor.

ISBN: 9780648324430
Publisher: Boom Books
160 pages

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Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Margaret Day
1939, 1949, and 1965.

We haven't read them yet as they are for presents.The promptness we received for our books was very Impressive.

Pam Apps

I havent given them away yet they are a birthday present

Chris WA
Great informative books

Really enjoyed flicking through the pages of this book. Great gift idea

Bob Rogan
Won’t buy again

Was expecting photos