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Retro Australia – Random Remembrances

  • louiefly19Royal Easter Show at the Showground
  • Manzil Room nightclub
  • School excursions to places like Warragamba Dam, Lucas Heights nuclear reactor and Old Sydney Town
  • Cracker Night
  • Telstra was known as Telecom
  • Russell Fairfax, Arthur Beetson, Ian Schubert, Eric Simms etc and Rex “The Moose” Mossop
  • Al Grassby’s colourful ties
  • Radio 2SM with Ian Mcrae and Frank Hyde calling the Sunday football “its high, its long, its a goal”
  • “C’mon Aussie C’mon
  • Ugh boots
  • World Championship Wrestling with Mario Milano, Steve Rachman & others
  • Joe The Gadget Man
  • “You Need Uncle Sam”unclesam
  • Romper Room
  • Colour television was introduced in 1976, and at first very expensive
  • No Eastern Suburbs railway, but green double decker buses where from the top you could look down the glass at the driver
  • Introduction of calculators to replace the logarithm tables and compasses
  • TAA and Ansett were Australian domestic airlinesansett_003
  • Smoking was allowed on public transport
  • Chiko Rolls
  • elcaballoNude bathing at Lady Jane Beach
  • Streaking at cricket matches
  • Stud Cola
  • World Series Cricket
  • El Caballo Blanco
  • Orange People
  • Safari Suits
  • JAG Jeans
  • Pashing Off and Going Around
  • Cyclone Tracy Christmas 1974
  • Advance Australia Fair replacing God Save The Queen as National Anthem
  • Belinda Green being crowned Miss World in 1972
  • SpunkyScream and Sweet magazines
  • Sister Janet Mead
  • The dismissal of the Whitlam Government on 11 November 1975
  • Duke cigarettes advertised by Norman Gunston
  • Bullens Animal World and the African Lion Safari

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