Imagining the Fifties: Private Sentiment and Political Culture in Menzies' Australia

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Index
Aboriginal Advancement League174, 181
Aborigines 8, 74, 75, 76-7, 168-84
assimilation and 169-74, 177, 178, 180-3
Australian way of life and 169, 182
children, removal of 169, 177-80, 183
'cult of forgetfulness' and 168
cultural extinction 180-1
'dog licences' 175-6
fringe dwellers 173-5
'half-castes' 172
welfare boards and control of 170-2, 178-82
welfare payments and 176-7
white attitudes towards 172
adjustment 22-3, 59-61, 96
affairs 63, 210
Age114, 132, 134, 152, 153, 159
aged pension 84
Anderson, Benedict67
Anderson, William189-90, 191
anti-Semitism 155
anxieties 21, 74, 81, 92, 94-5, 106, 119-20
see alsoinsecurity
apartheid 176
Arendt, Hannah29-30
Art of Marriage ( Mace) 60
Asian immigration 156
see alsoimmigration
assimilation 74-5, 76, 153, 160, 167
Aboriginal people and 169-74, 177, 178, 180-3
meanings of 154
Astley, Thea203
austerity 19, 186, 188,
Australia Today68-9, 71, 96, 125, 126-7
Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU)94
see alsotrade unions
Australian Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs50
Australian Homemaker204
Australian Labor Party (ALP)83, 84
child endowment and 85-6
Communist Party ban and 98-100
conscription and 96
divorce laws 214
economic slump and 114-15
energy and drive of 124
loss of credibility 134-5

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Table of contents

  • Part III - Discontents *
  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • List of Illustrations viii
  • List of Figures and Tables ix
  • Acknowledgements xi
  • Introduction 1
  • Part I - Interiors 11
  • 1 - The Pursuit Of Private Happiness 13
  • 2 - Manhood 31
  • 3 - Womanhood 42
  • 4 - Intimacy 55
  • 5 - The Australian Way of Life 66
  • Part II - P0litics 79
  • 6 - The Rewards Of the Good Citizen 81
  • 7 - 'A War-Haunted World' 91
  • 8 - An Unreliable Boom 105
  • 9 - The Petrov Election 121
  • 10 - The Meanings of Home 136
  • Part III - Discontents 147
  • 11 - Immigration and Assimilation 149
  • 12 - 'Dog Licences' And Indigenous Citizens 168
  • 13 - 'Pledging the Future' 185
  • 14 - The Housewife and the Man In the Grey Flannel Suit 199
  • Conclusion 217
  • Notes 223
  • Index 256
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