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BORN IN 1948? WHAT ELSE HAPPENED? 70th BIRTHDAY

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BOOM BOOKS is a family-run business that has been operating for 13 years. Ron Williams writes books and Jenny sells them.  Ron has written 30 books on Australian Social History, one for every year from 1939 to 1968.

HOW TO BUY THESE BOOKS.  

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Price to our Facebooks Friends is $12 in a January special.  (Normal price is $20 through Dymocks, or $16 through my web site.)

In 1948, there was no shortage or rationing and regulation, as the Labor Government tried to convince voters that war-time restrictions should continue into the future.   The concept of free medicine was introduced, but doctors (still controlled from Britain), would not co-operate, so medicines on the cheap were scarcely available to the public.  Immigration Minister, Arthur Calwell, was staunchly supporting our White Australia Policy. Would he allow just five select migrants per year from each Asian country? No way.  He was doing his best to kick out Asians who had been allowed in during the War.

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ABOUT THIS SERIES   …  But after that, I realized that I really knew very little about these parents  of mine They had been born about the start of the Twentieth Century, and they died in 1970 and 1980. For their last 50 years, I was old enough to speak with a bit of sense.  I could have talked to them a lot about their lives. I could have found out about the times they lived in.  But I did not.  I know almost nothing about them really. Their courtship? Working in the pits? The Lock-out in the Depression? Losing their second child? Being dusted as a miner? The shootings at Rothbury? My uncles killed in the War? Love on the dole? There were hundreds, thousands of questions that I would now like to ask them.  But, alas, I can’t. It’s too late.

 

Thus, prompted by my guilt, I resolved to write these books. They describe happenings that affected people, real people.  The whole series is, to coin a modern phrase, designed to push the reader’s 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.