The Silver Age of Australia - The 1960s in Pictures

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    1. "Mt Morgan Gold Mine is half a mile wide, 900 feet deep."

    2. "End-of-the-year examination day"....doesn't say where.

    Oh, and the correct terminology at that time for boat persons according to the book was "New Settlers".
     
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    1. "Mt Morgan Gold Mine is half a mile wide, 900 feet deep."

    They turned MOUNT Morgan int a bloody big hole in the ground, and eventually, a BIG lake!

    Did a tour in the late 1970s.


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    There was an old BLF member in my old street who still had a very visible scar on his neck from being hit with a piece of 4x2 by a developer's thug in The Rocks. His mum and dad were still living on one of the houses that was to be knocked down for office blocks.

    All those cute little terrace houses in what we think of as the "inner city" were actually still "the suburbs" back then. The developers were basically trying to get the laborers to destroy their own communities.
     
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    Although not facing camera, I think this may well be me. :p

    My Mother still bakes and has the same spun aluminium flour/sugar/coffee/tea containers as those pictured. (Colors blue, red, gold and green???)

    [​IMG]
     
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    Ya haven't changed a bit!
     
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    Scary after all these years. :D
     
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    Didn't think you were of Southern European extraction.

    I also like those containers you refer to and the old mix master that lady is using. My mum had one for over 35 years until it gave up the ghost recently. Most young women today wouldn't know what to do with flour.
     
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    British/Scot on one side and German on the other.

    No wonder Im always at war with myself. :p
     
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    Du bist einer Britischer schweinhund, nicht war?

    Deutsche mutter oder vater?
     
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    I was just joking as that kid in the pic had black hair.

    Even worse than you, I have relations that are mixed German and Greek. Couldn't get greater opposites within the European family of nations.
     
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    Both sides of my family came here in the 1850s. The german family history was swept under the carpet in the early 1900s and nobody was sure until the 1980s exactly what our origins were.

    I don't know any German lingo. Only Ballarat English and crapglish which Ive learned whilst a member here.
     
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    Wow. Long time ago.

    My mother was German. :(

    Anyone with a German mother would understand, and especially anyone with a German mother-in-law. :lol:
     
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    Yeah, both great-great-great grandpas had a go on the Vic goldfields.

    Both ended up working for the railways, they didn't strike paydirt. :(
     
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    Post #48 Sydney/Newcastle freeway.
     
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    Yes. It was an Expressway back in those days.

    Any idea what the speed limit was?
     
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