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Glen Waverley 1966

Introduction

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Dancing

Mum works as a tailor and makes a tutu.

1986 Tutu, oil on cotton duck

 

Menzies resigned as Prime Minister and leader of the Liberal Party after a record office of 16 years. Replaced by Harold Holt.

The decision to send national servicemen to Vietnam caused deep division within the Australian community.

Opposition leader, Arthur Caldwell, shot and wounded as he addressed an anti-Vietnam meeting in Mossman Town Hall, Sydney.

A group of Aboriginal workers from the Gurindji tribe walked off the Wave Hill station owned by the British company Vestey, demanding a large part of the station be handed back, thus beginning a seven-year fight to obtain legal title In 1973 the Government returned 4,000 square kilometers to the tribe.

Crown of Thorns starfish appeared in plague proportions around Green Island, threatening destruction to coral and structure of the Barrier Reef.

Australia converted to decimal currency after considerable debate over whether the new coins should be called Royals or Dollars.

The Australian Almanac, Pub. Angus & Robertson 1985