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Popular Culture: Popular Culture

Useful Web Sites

Contains a series of video clips from the ABC archives as well as a excellent unit on "Popular Culture Post War".


Newspapers and Magazines

Search the complete digitised cover to cover Women's Weekly magazines from 1933 to 1982.

Include the year in your search '1965' or '1961' etc. 

World Book Timelines

Create a timeline and view other people's timelines.

Library Webs

Find quality web sites here. Check out the section on Australian History, then click on your chosen decade.

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Decades of Change

Read these books, each focusing on a different decade, its history and culture. Find them at 994.065 BER.

Dates of a Decade

Read these books about the events and culture of each decade. Find them at 909.82.



Timeline of Australian Rock & Roll 1956 to 1996

 On the same site, click here to get decade by decade information on rock films, crazes, recording studios, dances, surf culture and rock snaps - photographs. This is the link for episode 1 - 1956-1964. Click on the other episodes to get information about their decades. 


"We Didn't Start the Fire" by Billy Joel

The lyrics include brief, rapid-fire allusions to more than 100 headline events between January 1949 (Joel was born on May 9 of that year) and 1989, when the song was released on his album Storm Front. (Source : Wikipedia)


Wayback Machine

Find webpages, images and videos from the past here

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Great ABC History website from first broadcast in 1956...

Click on the image to go to an interactive timeline and watch the episodes.

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