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We had this book on our coffee table when I was a child, and it instantly catapulted Australia to the top of the list of countries I want to make sure I see before I die! It's not just a book of wallpaper images, and you can literally feel as if you were immersed in the country and its culture. A lovely book.
This is a coffee table pictorial style book. The problem with it is that it is now dated, being first published in about 1981. Having said that it is quite fascinating to look back at that time and reflect on how much things have changed. Things that struck me were the about of people smoking cigarettes, the treatment of Aboriginal people and ignorance of the effects of the sun and its link o skin cancers. This book will be very interesting to look at in about 100 years I would imagine.
Oct 29, 2012 Louise rated it really liked it
A real snapshot in time - this book was a favourite when I was a kid. I have always had a boundless fascination of what constitutes "ordinary", "everyday" life for different people and this book, and the concept in general, still plays right into that. Fascinating, homely, poignant --- *sigh*
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