The Silver Age of Australia - The 1960s in Pictures

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  1. Eureka Moments

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    These are pictures from an Australian Govt publication taken in the late 1960s.

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    I am unable to tell the exact year but it is 1966 or later as modern coins were in use. Here's the happy chappys at the Mint....

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    Will post more pics over the coming days. The text in the book is fairly corny but I will quote some where useful.
     
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    1967 as both the Black Stump and Goldsborough buildings are going up. At the time of the photograph the AMP building at 23 floors was the tallest building in Sydney with viewing areas at the top.
     
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    The 'Canberra' would have been nice and new about then I think.
     
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    Got pics from all Capital cities....

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    Keep em coming EM
     
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    EM,

    info on the aerial pic of the docks please.
     
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    This was a 64 page soft-cover entitled "AUSTRALIAN PANORAMA"... "An Australian News and Information Bureau Publication".

    On the back cover is printed..."Produced by authority of the Minister for the Interior, the Hon. J.D. Anthony."

    J.D. Anthony is Doug Anthony who I believe would have been representing The Country Party which is what The Nationals used to be called. He also (somehow) inspired the name "Doug Anthony Allstars" possibly due to his conservative type politics. Im like Wikipedia on this....anything that anyone can add/verify/correct is most welcome.

    I will not disclose the locations of some of the shots yet, indeed some are not shown in the book either, so anyone who recognises any of them feel free to tell us. Also anyone having flashbacks feel free to post your remembrances. :)

    No prizes for guessing where the front cover shot's from. :p

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    A helicopter? :D
     
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    Were helicopters even invented back then? :p
     
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    Not totally sure but the 2nd picture in post #5 looks like Sydney Uni.
     
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    OT but you still got your santa hat on hammer.

    Well that was a waste of a post :lol:
     
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    Sorry Boston, wrong State.

    It's in this State...

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    After I posted, I had second thoughts about Melbourne, with the way the students were dressed. Just the way sometimes!

    Edit: I would never have picked WA. :(
     
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    University of WA it was.

    Regarding the arial pic of the docks, the mountains in the background are a good clue.

    The docks are one of its main attractions...

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    Melbourne and Sydney fell to rapacious developers during the 60's and 70's and created the collection of horrid buildings populating the cities nowadays. I generally detest the bureaucratic monster of town planning but these photos are a good argument for heritage preservation. The wealth and growth of the gold rush gave Melbourne some amazing architecture. I'm sure Melbourne would rival Prague if it had been preserved.

    http://marvmelb.blogspot.com.au/2012/11/melbournes-wonderful-demolished.html

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    and if you've been to Edinburgh, Scotland and seen The Carlisle see what the developers ripped down in Melbourne

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    Check the site. It's fascinating and more than a little sad.
     
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    By the way. People have forgotten that most of Melbourne and Sydney's historic buildings that remain were saved by the Builders Labourers Federation. It was later deregistered for corruption (but there's a lot more to it than that when you get into the story and speak to some of the people involved)

    Wikipedia
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_ban
    If you've ever been inside the Regent Theatre in Collins Street, you're sitting there because of green bans by the BLF. They were vilified at the time but invited into prime seats for the re-opening by Marriner in the 90's. I remember a friend at the time telling me that one of the BLF workers had looked at the building just before the wreckers were about to come in and passed down the line that destroying the building would be criminal and so the BLF joined forces with the outnumbered preservationists and so it was saved for future generations.

    If you don't understand the 'faith' of dyed-in-the-wool unionists, then here is a tiny piece of the puzzle.
     
  20. Byron

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    EM why don't you post some of the corny dialogue? It's good for a chuckle.

    I've got a few of these vintage books no doubt designed to attract migrants by singing the praises of the land.

    A series of films where also made, here is a great one "Adelaide in the 60s"

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RkNeNF2-Esw

    Adelaide seems more alive and happening than at present......
     

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