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NEW TITLES: 1941, 1951, 1961, and 1971.

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In 1941, in Europe, Hitler made his biggest mistake in the War when he invaded Russia. Churchill made his own big mistake when he sent Australian troops to the slaughter in Greece and Crete. In the Pacific, Japan was getting more frustrated as America cut off her resources by blockades. In Oz, we ignored obvious signs of imminent war, and were shocked to the core when the Japs bombed Pearl Harbour in December. A Pacific War started, and Hitler made his second biggest blunder by siding with Japan. We in Australia could not believe that our own shores were under threat.

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In 1971, compulsory seat belts kept drivers in their place. Billy McMahon took over as PM, when Gorton voted against himself. Gough Whitlam, Opposition Leader, ventured to visit the Red baddies in China. Neville Bonner was the first Aboriginal in Parliament. Red unionist Jack Mundey conserved heritage buildings. Oz troops left Vietnam in time for late-night shopping in NSW and Victoria; they stopped at the first McDonalds in NSW’s Yagoona on the way home. One-day cricket came to Oz.

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In 1951, the coal miners' funds were declared black. The great mower war disturbed Sunday's peace. General MacArthur was given the boot. Hire purchase was buying vacuum cleaners. Sunday films and sport were driving clergy frantic. Farmers were hopping mad over a kangaroo glut.

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In 1961, the term New Australian was no longer politically correct. State governments still would not allow petrol vending machines. We all thought that Mrs Aeneas Gunn would never die, but she did. The Sydney University denied that its Philosophy Department was a centre for free love, and the Brits were talking about joining a Common Market with Britain. Ten Pin Bowling was laying ‘em in the lanes, people were up in arms over Russia resuming nuclear testing. American visitors thought that our public lavatories stank.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR.

Ron Williams is an octogenarian who has spent the last 20 years researching and then writing 33 books on Australian Social History. hus there are Year Books, one per year, for the 33 years ranging from 1939 to 1971.

To do this, he used the on-line material from Trove (at ANL) and worked his way through the SMH and other documents day-by-day until he completed a year. Then he picked out the best stories, idea and trivia, and wrote them up into a Year book.

As of now, however, he has given his quill back to the family duck, and his feet are well and truly up. He hopes that readers of his books will find them interesting, a bit informative, but mainly entertaining.








































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