Book; Born in 1954? 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 1954, Queen Elizabeth II was sent here victorious, Petrov was our very own spy – what a thrill. Boys were being sentenced to life. Johnny Ray cried all the way to the bank. Church halls were being used for dirty dancing. Open the pubs after six? Were they ever shut? A-bombs had scardies scared.

ISBN: 9780994601544
Publisher: Boom Books
160 pages

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Customer Reviews

Based on 16 reviews
Margaret Burgess

Bought for s girlfriend for her birthday. Good read and informative. Thank you.

April Adsett
Great book

Happily bought this book for my hubby’s birth year. Thank you

Judy L

Size of book was smaller than anticipated and print large. Not as much content as had I hoped considering the cost of the book. No photos or original articles are included within.


Disappointed no photos

Ian Lockett
Remember when 1954

Excellent book. I was born in June 1954. Both my parent wrote in my baby book the song that was playing on radio the day I was born " The Happy Wanderer".