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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Based on 6 reviews
Lorraine Lyneham

Great book

Helen Cassin
Remember when 1954

Great read

Ronald Holman
Perfect gift for a person turning 70

Love the book

Jo Williams
Aging thoughts

As I'm entering my 8th decade, I have had a reflective time and in my quiet space, many memories have been flowing through my mind. And a small quote I read that I really love. 'When an old person dies, a library dies with them' This has played on my mind, and I am thinking of writing down 'my library' as I'm sure my very young grand children may want to know about Nanna's life after I have gone. I have un answered questions that no-one alive has answers too. The answers died with my Dad.


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