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I marry Ian. Noel gives me "The Female Eunuch".

1979 Dancer. Pencil on paper

 

The Indian-Pacific passenger service commenced. The railway includes the longest stretch of straight track - 478 km between Oolea and Nurina.

Australia reduces troops in Vietnam; Vietnam War moratoriums held in Australian capital cities.

A British research satellite launched from Woomera rocket range in S.A.

Aboriginal boxer Tony Mundine won the Australian Middle-weight title.

At 11.55 am the first 2,000-tonne steel span of the Westgate Bridge under construction across the Yarra River in Melbourne collapsed killing 35 men and injuring another 19. A Royal Commission sat for 80 days and brought down a report criticising the efficiency of the engineering firm, the lack of proper supervision by the bridge authority and the attitude of the unions.

Wearing of car seat belts made compilsory in Victoria, the first state to do so.

Germaine Greer caused controversy gaining considerable notoriety with support for women's liberation in The Female Eunuch

Australia visited by a reigning pontiff, Pope Paul IV. Some consternation caused when Archbishop Marcus Loane refused to attend the ecumenical service in Sydney due to his feelings about the Roman Catholic Church.

'Macdonalds' hambergers and 'Pizza Hut' came to Australia.

The Australian Almanac, Pub. Angus & Robertson 1985

 

 

In 1970 Derrida's mother died of cancer at the age of seventy. The following year Derrida returned to Algeria for the first time since the country's independence...

Strathern, Paul, 2003, p.30, The Essential Derrida, Virgin, .