This is the second of the 1960s and the 23rd book overall to be released in a series of 33 about life in Australia – one for each year from 1939 to 1971. Based largely on major daily newspapers, highlights main events and typical stories, such as changing attitudes to migrants, notions of free love, and the impact of the Common Market.
The true story of murder on HMAS Australia. During World War II a sailor is killed, the suspects are part of a rumoured homosexual group on board the flagship. What followed was one of the most controversial events in the history of the Royal Australian Navy and triggered unprecedented legal and political events.