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The Resource 1956 : the year Australia welcomed the world, Nick Richardson

1956 : the year Australia welcomed the world, Nick Richardson

Label
1956 : the year Australia welcomed the world
Title
1956
Title remainder
the year Australia welcomed the world
Statement of responsibility
Nick Richardson
Title variation
Nineteen fifty-six
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
An engrossing account of a pivotal year in Australia's history. This book debunks one of the hardiest cliches in Australian history: that the 1950s was a dull decade, when the nation seemed only interested in a quiet life, a cup of tea, and a weekend drive. The truth is that, by the time the '60s came around, Australia was already expanding its outlook politically, economically, and culturally and central to this were the events of 1956. This was the year when Melbourne hosted the Summer Olympics, the first edition of the Games to be held outside Europe and North America. It also heralded the arrival of television in Australia. In this year, Prime Minister Robert Menzies grappled with world politics, when he opened the country's doors to refugees from the Hungarian uprising, allowed British nuclear tests at Maralinga, and tried to resolve the greatest diplomatic episode of the decade: the Suez Crisis. In these ways and more, the world came to Australia's doorstep in 1956, challenging rustedon habits and indelibly shifting the nation's perception of itself. Nick Richardson peels back the layers to reveal Australia at a critical moment in time. He brilliantly recreates the broader events surrounding the Melbourne Olympics at the end of 1956, as well as the dramas of the Games themselves. Throughout, he also follows a range of men and women who were touched by this transformation, to illuminate the personal consequences of being part of Australia's pivotal year..
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Richardson, Nick
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Olympic Games
  • Nineteen fifties
  • Nineteen fifty-six, A.D
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
Label
1956 : the year Australia welcomed the world, Nick Richardson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 336 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781925322910
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2019041218
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Label
1956 : the year Australia welcomed the world, Nick Richardson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 336 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781925322910
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2019041218
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits

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