The life and times of Australia's Baby Boomer generation

Welcome to Baby Boomer Central, about the lives and times of what is known as the Baby Boomer generation, and in particular, those who lived and grew up in Australia. Here, Baby Boomers can re-live the years of their lives when television was broadcast in black and white, music was played on 78s, 45s and LPs, milk came in glass bottles and fast food was more often than not fish and chips wrapped in the daily newspaper.

To begin your nostalgic journey down memory lane, click on one of the images below .

Television, Cinema, Music, The Arts, Motoring, Sport, Advertising, Sub-cultures, Fads

Baby Boomer Hall of Fame, Icons, Teen Idols, Migrants, Movers & Shakers, Heroes & Villians

The changing face of fashion, from bobby sox to miniskirts, go-go boots and lycra

Icons that symbolise the Baby Boomer years

Baby Boomer inventions and innovations, from Big Macs to Jumbo Jets

Hit singles of the Baby Boomer Years
Top 20 countdown
Decade by decade, year by year - 1946 to 1985
The Decades

The Times
The sociologists and the media define Baby Boomers as those born between (and including) 1946 and 1964. They are the children of people who were married after World War II, or the children of those married prior to or during the war but had withheld starting their families until the conflict was over. Without them, Australia's population would not have doubled during the last forty years of the 20th century.
Following the Biblical reference to a generation as being a forty year period, this website covers the first forty years of the Baby Boomer generation - 1946 to 1985 - which consist of at least the first 21 years in the lives of ever Baby Boomer in Australia.




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