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The Resource The land before avocado : journeys in a lost Australia, Richard Glover

The land before avocado : journeys in a lost Australia, Richard Glover

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The land before avocado : journeys in a lost Australia
Title
The land before avocado
Title remainder
journeys in a lost Australia
Statement of responsibility
Richard Glover
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
There's plenty of nostalgia right now for the Australia of the past, but what was it really like? In The Land Before Avocado, Richard Glover takes a journey to an almost unrecognisable Australia. It's a vivid portrait of a quite peculiar land: a place that is scary and weird, dangerous and incomprehensible, and now and then surprisingly appealing. It's the Australia of his childhood. The Australia of the late '60s and early '70s. Let's break the news now: they didn't have avocado. It's a place of funny clothing and food that was appalling, but amusingly so. It is also the land of staggeringly awful attitudes, often enshrined in law, towards anybody who didn't fit in. The Land Before Avocado will make you laugh and cry, feel angry and inspired. And leave you wondering how bizarre things were, not so long ago. Most of all, it will make you realise just how far we've come, and how much further we can go
Summary
In The Land Before Avocado, Richard Glover takes a journey to an almost unrecognisable Australia. It's a vivid portrait of a quite peculiar land: a place that is scary and weird, dangerous and incomprehensible, and, now and then, surprisingly appealing. It's the Australia of his childhood. The Australia of the late '60s and early '70s.
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10733127
Cataloging source
VHEI
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Glover, Richard
Dewey number
994
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
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True
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  • Glover, Richard
  • Nineteen sixties
  • Nineteen seventies
  • Australia
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
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journeys in a lost Australia
Label
The land before avocado : journeys in a lost Australia, Richard Glover
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000064326194
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
272 pages
Isbn
9780733339813
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1049911482
Label
The land before avocado : journeys in a lost Australia, Richard Glover
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000064326194
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
272 pages
Isbn
9780733339813
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1049911482

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