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WLADZIU VALENTINO LIBERACE

IN COURT IN LONDON

 

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CONTENTS:
 
JANUARY:  GOOD TIMES AHEAD?
MACFARLANE BURNETT AND ASIANS
 
FEBRUARY:  BILLY GRAHAME'S CALL TO GOD
INDONESIA?  WHERE'S THAT?
 
MARCH:  BILLY IS STILL HERE
WHAT HAPPENED TO OUR TEA?
 
APRIL:  RICHARDSON REPORT
ARE POLITICIANS WORTH IT?
 
MAY:  NEW GUINEA VIOLENCE
MONGOLISM
 
JUNE:  WOLFENDEN'S REPORT ON "GAYS"
LIBERACE AND HIS BANK
 
JULY:  MAX STUART'S TRIAL
A LITTLE BIT OF COLD WAR
 
AUGUST: STUART ROYAL COMMISSION
MEN UNDER THE HAMMER
 
SEPTEMBER:  KINGSGROVE SLASHER
THE WILD BLUE YONDER
 
OCTOBER:  SIMMONS AND NEWCOMBE
MR AND MRS K IN USA
 
NOVEMBER:  A DAY IN THE BUSH
SNAKES (NOT) ALIVE
 
DECEMBER:  DRINK DRIVING TESTS
MAX STUART'S VERDICT
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YOU WILL NOT BE EXAMINED ON ANY OF THIS

 ABOUT THIS SERIES   …  But after that, I realized that I really knew very little about these parents  of mine They had been born about the start of the Twentieth Century, and they died in 1970 and 1980. For their last 50 years, I was old enough to speak with a bit of sense.  I could have talked to them a lot about their lives. I could have found out about the times they lived in.  But I did not.  I know almost nothing about them really. Their courtship? Working in the pits? The Lock-out in the Depression? Losing their second child? Being dusted as a miner? The shootings at Rothbury? My uncles killed in the War? Love on the dole? There were hundreds, thousands of questions that I would now like to ask them.  But, alas, I can’t. It’s too late.

 

Thus, prompted by my guilt, I resolved to write these books. They describe happenings that affected people, real people.  The whole series is, to coin a modern phrase, designed to push the reader’s buttons, to make you remember and wonder at things  forgotten. The books might just let nostalgia see the light of day, so that oldies and youngies will talk about the past and re-discover a heritage otherwise forgotten. 

Hopefully, they will spark discussions between generations, and foster the asking and answering of questions that should not remain unanswered.

 

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