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Kenny Peplow sent in this photo from "about 50 years ago, this is how we went on the family holiday"

Are We There Yet?

Do you remember childhood holidays with the family in the 50s and 60s? They generally included long road trips by car, sometimes with a caravan in tow, and the only entertainment was provided by mum, usually sitting in the front seat next to dad, as he drove the car on to the destination. Unlike today […]

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Photo from Museum Victoria and shows four young girls sitting in a circle on an asphalt surface, playing with sheep knucklebones in a government school playground in 1954.

Simple Fun and Games.

Before iPads, iPhones, tablets and Wii, kids could make up a game with almost anything, including knuckle bones collected from the Sunday roast! Growing up in the 50s and 60s, the games we played and the toys that we played with were not as expensive or as sophisticated as those of today. When I see […]

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Photo courtesy of Tracey Cole McTeare. It was called the 'wash-house' back then

Monday Was Always Wash Day

Remember how Monday was always wash day as we were growing up in the boomer years. My own recollections of the mammoth effort that went into the weekly family wash came back after Mrs M Chamings of Hope Valley sent me a clipping from The Advertiser of some years ago, of people’s memories about washing […]

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From the cover of the book Adelaide Remember When, school children from Ethelton Primary drinking their school milk

Remember Those Early Years At School?

Going to school in the 50s, 60s and 70s was a completely different experience from that which our children and grandchildren might have today. In fact, from the very first day, for many, it was a traumatic event. Unlike now, there was not a lot of preschool activity such as play group, kinder gym or […]

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Photo from Google Images. Like most single income families back then, there was never very much spare money about to spend on extras

Christmas Lunch in the 50s/60s

Dad killed the chook, mum plucked and stuffed it and there were real sixpences and threepences in the home-made plum pudding. Christmas dinner (lunch) in the 50s and 60s was quite different to today’s modern festivities. It would have been a couple of days before Christmas day that dad, having selected the chook that was […]

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we used to get a 'Progress Certificate' at the end of primary school, which then allowed us to 'progress' to secondary school

Random Memories of School.

The Advertiser carried a story recently about the average Aussie student of today. Starts the day with cereal, travels by car to school and relaxes by spending time online, favourite takeaway food is pizza or pasta, followed by hot chips. They are more worried about stopping bullying than any other social issue, followed by having […]

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TV test patterns came on at night after the last show had finished and again in the morning before transmission started

Remember Some of These!

Posted from the internet. I am not sure who the author is but this was sent to me a few days ago; Someone asked me the other day “What was your favourite ‘fast food’ when you were growing up”? “We didn’t have fast food when I was growing up”, I informed him, “all the food […]

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