The Silver Age of Australia - The 1960s in Pictures

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  1. Old Codger

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    #2,

    Near enough, he was found "at the turning basin" which is about where South Wharf was/is.

    I only got 2/4/5.


    Fascinating pics, thanks for the thread,

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    Anybody know if this survived Cyclone Tracy?

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    In the second clip it looks like they put 2 florins down on the bar to buy 2 schooners.

    So 20c for a schooner back in the 60s, good value.
     
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    I've seen pics on the prospecting forums of eye watering nuggets that big found fairly recently.
     
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    I'd rather keep my florins than swap them for beer now. ;)
     
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    I remember paying a shilling a glass (7 oz) back in the late '50s.

    4 shillings for a gallon of petrol (about 1965/6) and I think 2 shillings for a packet of fags (in 1956, gave them up in '77) . Never gave a thought to the silver content.


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    In Form One (year 7 for you young ones) I remember lunch at the tuckshop was a shilling and threepence(12c at 1966 changeover).
    That gave me a pastie with sauce and a paddle pop for dessert, and then, horror of horrors, we drank water from the tap to wash it down.
     
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    Julie,

    This will stretch the imagination but when I joined the Commercial Bank of Australia in Jan 1955, it was said to me by the 2nd Officer that only a few months before they had received a circular from Head Office. He showed it to me from the files.

    It announced that is was no longer required that an Officer must secure the Bank's PERMISSION to get married!

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    25% taxpayer funded!

    Now they build an 'ANZAC' class FFG for more than they can buy one off the shelf in the USA. At a cost MORE than the cost of the Queen Mary 2. And do not even mention submarines.

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