The 60s

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    The 60s

  • Heat Waves

    Heat waves kills 11 in Central Australia and 13 in Sydney
  • Vatican II

    The Second Vatican Council opened in 1962
  • Menzies becomes the first Party leader to make his policy speech on TV

  • The Beatles tour Australia

  • Vietnam War

    Throughout the whole of the sixties.
  • Australian troops encounter one of the bloodiest episodes yet with the Viet Cong

  • 90% of white Australians vote in referendum for proposal to count aborigines in the census and to allow the federal government to make special laws for them