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Those Were the Days : Australia in the Sixties - Ron Morrison

Those Were the Days

Australia in the Sixties

By: Elizabeth Morrison, Ron Morrison (Photographer)

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In photographs and words, this beautifully presented book rekindles memories while providing glimpses of the 1960s in Australia: the Vietnam War and the conscription lottery; the Swinging Sixties, with its mini-skirts and changing fashions, the Beatles, Rolling Stones and the Australian group, The Seekers; the loss of a Prime Minister by drowning; the excitement of Kings Cross; the building of the iconic Opera House; the advent of decimal currency; Aboriginal recognition and the changing social patterns, including the arrival of immigrants from the UK and Europe; overseas working holidays for Australians; censorship; sporting successes and the new frontiers in Western Australia, Northern Territory and Queensland, with the mineral boom and new towns appearing in the desert. The kaleidoscopic images are in both colour and black-and-white and are juxtaposed to emphasise the differences that emerged during this exciting decade of change.

About the Author

Ron Morrison has been taking photographs for over 60 years. He started as a cadet photographer at the Newcastle Morning Herald in 1949 and left in 1959 to begin a press photographic agency. He later taught photography in the National Art School and was Head of Department in the School of Fine Arts at the NCAE (now University of Newcastle). Ron has a PhD (University of Wollongong), an MA in Graphic Design (University of Central England, UK) and a Dip.Art. He has exhibited widely and is the co-author of fifteen books. Elizabeth Morrisonhas a BA DipEd (Dist) from the University of Newcastle and has taught Professional and Media Writing in the School of Communications at Charles Sturt University. In addition to writing many articles, Elizabeth has written the text for five photographic books and recently a book on commonly confused words, The Right Word.

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    Have read this twice thru and enjoyed it immensely. Would recommend it to all, young and older, just to see how the world has evolved and some of the bad times, but mostly fantastic times. I (think)I was there, born in 1947, so those were the days!

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      I purchased this as a gift for an older person who rarely opens a book. There are a lot of pictures, which bring back memories for older people, with accompanying descriptions and the friend had finished it within a few days of starting it.

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        ISBN: 9781921966071
        ISBN-10: 1921966076
        Audience: General
        Format: Paperback
        Language: English
        Number Of Pages: 192
        Published: 1st November 2013
        Publisher: Exisle Publishing Limited
        Country of Publication: AU
        Dimensions (cm): 27.5 x 27.4  x 1.3
        Weight (kg): 1.01