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Glen Waverley 1965

Introduction

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Seduction

The French teacher brings perfume and dabs it on our wrists. The English teacher sits on her desk and reads love poems.

Screen shot from 'Roget's Circular' Interactive CDROM (2001)

My old dancing shoe, Lillie's native orchids, and Melissa's terracotta shard, bring it all back: the French teacher dancing round the room, the pungent blooms and clay shards shattering and falling, listening to Keats's Grecian Urn.

 

Menzies announced the Government's decision to send an Australian battalion to South Vietnam.

Lolita and Lady Chatterley's Lover removed from the Commonweath's list of banned literature; works by Henry Miller still forbidden.

English model Jean Shrimpton caused consternation at the Melbourne Cup wearing a mini-skirt without gloves or hat.

The Australian Almanac, Pub. Angus & Robertson 1985