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Glen Waverley 1967

Introduction

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Drawing

The librarian says to learn a new word every day.

1967 I draw Hold, Wax crayon on paper

Cohere...1598. to hold together, of parts and of the mass...to be congruous and consistent. (Shorter Oxford Dictionary, 1973)

 

At high school a small boy with blue eyes and freckles is looking up at me. He is wearing short trousers and his name is Andrew Morrish.

I tear cartilages in my knees and stop doing ballet. I go to night classes at the National Gallery School of Art, where John Brack is the Head.

 

Population estimated at 11,928,889.

Gough Whitlam replace Arthur Caldwell as leader of the Australian Labour Party.

Referendum confirmed by a 90.8 per cent 'yes' vote to end all forms of discrimination against Aborigines. Aborigines counted in national census for the first time and amendment of Section 51 of Constitution enabled Commonwealth Government to legislate for Aborigines in the states along with the State Governments.

Prime Minister Harold Holt disappeared off the coast of Victoria at Portsea.

The Australian Reform Movement, a splinter group of the Liberal Party, which opposed the war in Vietnam and Australia's involvement in ti, was set up.

Despite opposition from the conservationist bodies, Qld granted exploratory oil-drilling permits for large areas of the Barrier Reef. Public opposition to drilling grew over the next years and in 1970 a black-ban on the reef was recommended.

Postcode system for mail introduced.

The Australian-United States Joint Space Facility was established at Pine Gap, south west of Alice Springs.

The Australian Almanac, Pub. Angus & Robertson 1985