(Image of Melbourne Town Hall from the State Library of Victoria digital photo collection)
This LibGuide covers many aspects of life in Australia during the 1950s including daily life, important events, women's rights and Aboriginal rights and the stolen generation.
For books browse the Resource Centre Catalogue under the following subject headings:
Australia - History
Australia - Social Conditions
Australia - Politics and government
Australia - Social life and customs
Aboriginal Peoples - social policy and history
Women in Australia - Policy and government
Browse the shelves at:
Australia 1950s 994.05
Aboriginal Australia 305.89915
Women's Rights 323.34
The Modern World History Online Database is a must use resource for this subject. You will find Biographies, Events, Primary Sources, Images, Videos, Maps and Charts.
Screen Australia has a collection of audio visual material (documentaries, ads, film, home movies, music)
Make sure you watch all these news reels on life in 1950s Australia which include advertisements, home movies and film.
View My Place 1958, the story of Michaelis, a young boy from a Greek migrant family living in Australia in the 1950s.
One family's memories of growing up in the 1950s.