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Born in 1949?

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This is the tenth of the 1940s and the 21st book overall to be released in a series of 31 about life in Australia – one for each year from 1939 to 1969. 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.
JANUARY: TAKING IT EASY COMMUNISTS IN CHINA FEBRUARY: YEAR OF THE RABBIT GOOSSENS' UNION TROUBLES MARCH: MRS O'KEEFE AND WAP OUR LANGUAGE TEST APRIL: SHARKEY CASE CROWDED PLACES MAY: BUSINESS MATTERS FOREVER AMBIT CLAIMS JUNE: FAIRFAX AND McGIRR O'KEEFE AGAIN JULY: THE MINERS' STRIKE MEMORIES OF MATTERS AUGUST: TIME FOR A REST STERILISATION SEPTEMBER: A TRAGIC DEATH THE SNOWY OCTOBER: PETROL RATIONING DIRTY DANCING NOVEMBER: ELECTION INDONESIA'S INDEPENDENCE DECEMBER: ELECTION RESULTS DUGAN AND MEARS
* A special 70th birthday gift *These birthday books sell every day of the year * Long back-list * Unique, delightful birthday gift for the hard-to-buy-for * Written by an Australian for Australians *A series of 31 books covering life in Australia in each year 1939-1969 * A birthday book is better than a birthday card * Informative, entertaining, charming conversation starter
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