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Subject: Cultural decades from an Australian perspective

Written By: Fearsword on 02/21/16 at 12:55 am

Anyone here from Australia or knows a lot about Australia could weigh heavily into this debate.

I'll start from the chronological 1960s for now

1960s
. Robert Menzies stepping down as prime minister after 19 years(1966)
. Aboriginals are formally recognised in the constitution, including being given the right to vote(1967)
. Beatles first tour of Australia(1964)

1970s
White Australia policy abolished(1973)
Start of AC/DC
1980s
Heyday of bands such as Crowded House, INXS, Midnight Oil, Icehouse etc.
Crocodile Dundee
John Farnham's whispering jack
Australia's Americas cup win
1990s
Port Arthur shootings(1996)
Silverchair
Death of INXS frontman Michael Hutchence(22/11/1997)
VFL becomes AFL
early 90s recession
Y2k hype
Sydney winning the 2000 olympics hosting rights
John Howard elected as PM in 1996(serves 11 years)
2000s
Steve Irwin death
John Howard prime ministership(1996-2007)
Australian Idol
Peter Brock death
YouTube
Facebook
Jet(band)
Economic prosperity
Big brother
PS2/PS3
Wii
Xbox Originial/360
iPod
MySpace
Scene/emo
Children overboard scandal
Sydney Olympics(2000)
Australia qualifies for first ever FIFA world cup(2006)
9/11
2002 Bali Bombings
Bali 9 arrests
Stolen generation apology
2010s
Ubitiquity of social media
Political instability(5 different Prime Minister's so far)
5 seconds of summer
1D mania
Hipsters
Tame Impala
PS3/PS4
Xbox 360/One
Tony Abbott
Bali 9 executions

Subject: Re: Cultural decades from an Australian perspective[incomplete]

Written By: whistledog on 02/21/16 at 6:32 pm


1980s
John Farnham's whispering jack


This one was also big in the UK and Canada, but not in the USA sadly.

Subject: Re: Cultural decades from an Australian perspective[incomplete]

Written By: Fearsword on 05/26/16 at 5:23 am

Australian and American elections held in the same year for the first time since 2004! If Labor wins the election, then the Australian PM and US president will change in the same year for the first time ever!

Subject: Re: Cultural decades from an Australian perspective

Written By: 2001 on 05/27/16 at 10:39 pm


Steve Irwin death


I remember people talking about this non-stop. They said they watched his TV show, but I never did. He looked like a cool dude and I wanted to respect his death, but I was sick of hearing of him after a while.  :-[

Subject: Re: Cultural decades from an Australian perspective

Written By: Fearsword on 05/30/16 at 6:12 am


I remember people talking about this non-stop. They said they watched his TV show, but I never did. He looked like a cool dude and I wanted to respect his death, but I was sick of hearing of him after a while.  :-[


Me and my family were actually planning to go and see his show at Australia Zoo in late September that year so we were devastated when he died.

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