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History: The Sixties


Fashion 1960s

Mavis Bramston Show - Women's fashion in the 60s

Change over to Dollars and Cents

Made in 1965 for the Decimal Currency Board in preparation for the changeover to decimal currency on February 14 1966. Dollar Bill and company parade to the repeated strains of the Decimal Currency song, and an exercise in simple addition in pounds, shillings and pence is included to show the virtues of the new system.

Women in the 60s

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1960s Culture


"My conscious won't let me go shoot my brother, or some darker people, or some poor hungry people in the mud for big powerful America. And shoot them for what? They never called me nigger, they never lynched me, they didn't put no dogs on me, they didn't rob me of my nationality, rape and kill my mother and father... Shoot them for what? ...How can I shoot them poor people, Just take me to jail."
Haven to the South's most violent Ku Klux Klan chapter, Birmingham was probably the most segregated city in the country. Dozens of unsolved bombings and police killings had terrorized the black community since World War II.

The Harold Holt Mystery (1985)

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Radio and television carries news of Harold Holt’s disappearance. Holt’s widow, Dame Zara Bate, remembers the day her husband vanished.

The archival footage in this segment provides a vivid picture of a day without precedent in Australian history. Primitive by today’s standards, outside broadcast technology brings grainy black-and-white television pictures live from Cheviot Beach. It is an almost surreal scene, with helicopters, navy divers and the army arriving at Cheviot to search for Harold Holt. Holt’s widow, Dame Zara Bate, gives a disarmingly honest account of how she reacted at the time. Tony Eggleton, Holt’s press secretary, served as Federal Director of the Liberal Party from 1975–90


Life In Australia: Melbourne

1960s English Fashion


Make Love Not War 1960s

Civil Rights

Music and Lyrics

A Look Back At The 1960s

USA: "The Early Show" anchors recall the historical moments of the 1960s, from Woodstock to The Berlin Wall.