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Description - Born in 1959? by Ron Williams

This is the tenth of the 1950s and the sixteenth 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 1959, Billy Graham called us to God. Perverts are becoming gay. The Kingsgrove Slasher was getting blanket press coverage. Tea, not coffee, was still the housewife's friend. Clergy were betting against the opening of TABs. Errol, a Tasmanian devil, died. So too did Jack Davey. There are three ways to kill a snake. Aromarama is coming to your cinema.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780994601599
ISBN-10: 099460159X
Format: Paperback / softback
Pages: 160
Imprint: Boom Books
Publisher: Boom Books
Publish Date: 5-Sep-2016
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - Ron Williams

Ron Williams is a retired teacher, mathematician, computer-man, political scientist, farmer and writer. He has a BA from Sydney, and a Masters in Social Work and a PhD in Political Science from Hawaii. He currently lives in Wickham in Newcastle, NSW.

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