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

The land before avocado : journeys in a lost Australia

Glover, Richard, author.


Personal Author
Glover, Richard, author.

Publication Information
Sydney, NSW : ABC Books / HarperCollins Australia Pty Limited, 2018.

Physical Description
272 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 21 cm.

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.

Personal Subject
Glover, Richard-Family.
Glover, Richard.
Glover, Richard-Childhood and youth.

Subject Term
Authors, Australian -- Biography.
Radio broadcasters -- Australia -- Biography.
Nineteen sixties -- Australia.
Nineteen seventies -- Australia.
Nineteen sixties.
Nineteen seventies.

Geographic Term
Australia -- Social life and customs -- 1965-
Australia -- Social conditions -- 1945-1965.
Australia -- Social conditions -- 1965-1972.
Australia -- Social life and customs -- 1945-1965.
Australia -- Social life and customs -- 1965-1972.
Australia -- History -- 1945-1965.
Australia -- History -- 1965-1972.
Australia -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
Australia -- History -- 20th century.

Added Corporate Author
Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Regular print

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