Sunday, May 3, 2015

Do you remember . . .

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Putting cards on your bicycle wheels

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Her Maj’s photograph was in every class room, usually above the blackboard

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The blue bag, used for adding a blue whitening agent to washing water in the days before boxes and plastic bottles of washing agents, also used to put on bites, cuts, stings

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How mothers and fathers were aghast at the Beatles when they came on the scene in 1962 with “Love Me Do”, especially at the length of their hair, short back and sides being the norm back then.

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Speaking of norms, do you remember Norm, the average Aussie bloke, encouraged to start walking etc by the government Life: Be In It campaign in the late 70’s?




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The Three in One, TV, record player and radio

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Big hair and wigs for women . . .

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. . . and hats for men

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‘Men only’ public bars at the pubs

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The family watching TV together in the evenings

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Bob Dyer’s BP Pick a Box, with superbrain Barry Jones

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Prop-up clotheslines, unless you had the multipurpose Hills Hoist . . .


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Holden cars

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Triple fronted brick veneers

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Milk bars

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Corner stores

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Train indicator boards

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The indicator board at Central Station, Sydney, now in the Powerhouse Museum at Ultimo

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The SCG scoreboard 

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Looking forward, looking back 
I’ve come a long way down the track 
Got a long way left to go 

- Lyrics from Slim Dusty's Looking Forward Looking Back 

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Over to you Martin . . .


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