In 1966 Robert Menzies, Australia’s longest-serving Prime Minister retired and was succeeded by Harold Holt. It was the year that the Beaumont children were abducted during a visit to Glenelg Beach in Adelaide and never seen again. On 7 April – New South Wales repealed the Sunday Observance Act, allowing theatres and cinemas to open, sporting events to charge admission and clubs to sell alcohol on Sundays. American president Lyndon Johnson comes to Australia provoking anti-Vietnam protests.
These photographs were taken by Robert Beck and courtesy of Ben W. Smith
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