Book; Born in 1950? 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 1950, Dugan and Mears used a hacksaw to break out of gaol, they robbed banks, shot people and went back to gaol. The War finished five years ago, so it was time to stop petrol rationing. War criminals were hanging out at Nuremberg. Dancing pumps were tripping the light fantastic at The Plaza. Whaling in Australia was big; square dancing was bigger.

ISBN: 9780648651192
Publisher: Boom Books
160 pages

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Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Heather Sinclair
Great presents

I have purchased a few of your book for presents. That lead to those receiving, purchase books for other people. Great gifts!! I highly recommend them.

Joyce Chan
Excellent details through a year

Very easy to read, highly recommended

Nat Dowton

These books are wonderful,every page is a memory unlocked.
A great birthday idea that creates special conversations!


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