User:Doug butler

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This user is a married self-funded retired techo living in Marion, South Australia. He remembers ...

  • When kids played in pugholes and rode pushbikes to school. Real bike tracks on Port Road and Anzac Highway.
  • Cracker night 5 November. Squibs, jumping jacks, penny bungers, Catherine wheels, throwdowns and sparklers so bright they hurt your eyes
  • When South Road had six different names: Shillabeer Ave, Govt. Rd, John St., Taylors Rd, Fisher Tce, South Rd.
  • When ABC announcers (and we technical staff) wore a suit and tie and the Adelaide studios were packed into a converted church in Hindmarsh Square.
  • When a bottle of beer (longneck - stubbies were yet to arrive), a packet of Rothmans® and a gallon of Super each cost 3/3d (32c), and a 45RPM single nearly three times that, at 9/3d (92c). Equivalent goods now roughly $4, $15, $6 and $2!
  • 6 O'clock closing, men only in the front bar and "under-age" meant under 21.
  • Eight movie theatres in the city: God Save the Queen (everyone stood) then newsreel and two movies.
  • Johnnies, Amscol, Hall's, Woodroofe's, Waltham's and The Hobby Shop on Gawler Place,

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(intended as an aide-memoire not an attempt to impress anyone)

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to come:

South Australia/Northern Territory[edit]

1855–1857, 1857–1861, 1861–1865, 1865–1869, 1869–1873, 1873–1877, 1877–1881, 1881–1885, 1885–1888, 1888–1891, 1891–1894, 1894–1897, 1897–1900, 1900–1902, 1902–1905, 1905–1908, 1908–1910, 1910–1912, 1912–1915, 1915–1918, 1918–1921, 1921–1924, 1924–1927, 1927–1930, 1930–1933, 1933–1938, 1938–1941, 1941–1944, 1944–1947, 1947–1950, 1950–1953, 1953–1956, 1956–1959, 1959–1962, 1962–1965, 1965–1968, 1968–1970, 1970–1973, 1973–1975 Vastly improved by User:The Drover's Wife

1881–1884, 1921–1924

Other Australians[edit]

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Trove notes[edit]

Cites: names of newspapers to be disambiguated:

to newspaper=Border Watch (Mount Gambier, SA : 1861 - 1954)

to newspaper=Bunyip (Gawler, SA : 1863 - 1954)

to newspaper=Chronicle (Adelaide, SA : 1895 - 1954)

to newspaper=Daily Herald (Adelaide, SA : 1910 - 1924)

newspaper=Daily Telegraph (Launceston, Tas. : 1883 - 1928)

newspaper=Evening Journal (Adelaide, SA : 1869 - 1912)

to newspaper=Observer (Adelaide, SA : 1905 - 1931)

to newspaper=Quiz (Adelaide, SA : 1900 - 1909)

to newspaper=Quiz (Adelaide, SA : 1889 - 1890)

to newspaper=Recorder (Port Pirie, SA : 1919 - 1954)

to newspaper=Table Talk (Melbourne, Vic. : 1885 - 1939)

newspaper=Punch (Melbourne, Vic. : 1900 - 1918)

newspaper=Southern Cross (Adelaide, SA : 1889 - 1954)

newspaper=Advocate (Melbourne, Vic. : 1868 - 1954)

newspaper=The Worker (Wagga, NSW : 1892 - 1913)