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Viewing Entry - The land before avocado (E13770)
by Glover, Richard

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Playing time for epub/audio formats : 7 hours 20 minutes


TitleThe land before avocado : journeys in a lost Australia
Author / Responsible partyGlover, Richard
TopicsHistory. Nineteen seventies. Nineteen sixties. Australia -- History -- 20th century. Australia -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.


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.

Additional Information

System control numberE13770
Original Print PublisherSydney, NSW : ABC Books/HarperCollins Publishers Australia, 2018.
Narrator NameRichard Glover.
Participant or performer noteRichard Glover.
Contains Strong/Coarse languageStrong language
Narrators GenderMale narrator