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1939. Hitler bullied Europe, and took over a few countries, and bamboozled the Brits. By the end of the year, most of Europe ganged up on him, and a phony war had millions of men idling in trenches eating their Christmas turkeys. Back home in Oz, the drunkometer was breathlessly awaited, pigeon pies were on the nose, our military canteens were sometimes wet and sometimes dry. Nasho via a lottery was back for young men, Sinatra led his bobby-soxers, while girls of all ages swooned for crooner Bing.

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In 1969. Hollywood produced a fake movie that showed a few Americans walking on the moon. Paul Keating just got a seat in Canberra. Thousands of people walked the streets in demos against the Vietnam War, and HMAS Melbourne cut a US Destroyer in two. The Poseidon nickel boom made the fortunes of many, and the 12-sided cupro-nickel 50cent coin filled the pockets of our new but ubiquitous jeans. Oz Magazine died an untimely death.

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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.

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In 1958, the Christian brothers bought a pub and raffled it; some clergy thought that Christ would not be pleased. Circuses were losing animals at a great rate. Officials were in hot water because the Queen Mother wasn't given a sun shade; it didn't worry the lined-up school children, they just fainted as normal. School milk was hot news though home deliveries of ice was forgotten.. Ron Williams' daughter made the cover of this book also.

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In 1959, Billy Graham called all of us to God. No exceptions. 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, Hi Ho. There are recommended three ways to kill a snake. Aromarama is coming to your cinema. Bill Dobell, a Friday-night Wang1 Wangi drinking mate, made the cover of this book.

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HARD COVERS

These five books are available in hard cover as well as in soft. The content for each pair is the same, the difference is the cover. For a small extra price, the hard cover gives the buyer a better quality product with a better look, and a nicer feel. They are books that can readily adorn a coffee table. They are suitable for someone who is a bit special on a special occasion.


Only five Titles are yet in hard cover. I expect to have another four at least by September. These will 1940, 1950, 1960, and 1970. Perhaps a few more.



Book-reading Clubs are finding hard covers attractive, and please note that special rates apply to these Clubs.



All soft-cover books are A5, black and white, about 180 pages, about 240 gms, on quality paper with minimum show-through, Perfect bound, with four-colour cover. Hard covers are slightly larger, except for 1958, which is also A5. They weigh about 350 gms, except for 1958, which is 300 gms.










































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