Award-winning actor Noeline Brown shares the colourful social history of the 1960s in new book!

The sixties was a decade of safari suits, shift dresses, capri pants and droopy moustaches. Of French onion soup, junket, tripe and Bloody Marys. Of success on the world’s sporting stage and of social and political stirrings at home, as Baby Boomers and their parents began to see the world differently.

In the new book Living the 1960s (NLA Publishing, 1 October, $39.99), award-winning and much loved actor Noeline Brown provides a colourful social history on what life was really like in 1960s Australia. Told with her trademark dry sense of humour and storyteller’s gift, Noeline explores the politics, sport, arts, social tribes, music, fashion, women and family, and city life that defined the era. Her personal stories complement the well-researched historical narrative.

Containing more than 160 images, and combining entertaining social history, fact boxes and lively anecdotes, Living the 1960s paints a picture of a decade that didn’t just swing—it twisted, stomped and screamed. For Noeline, as for a generation of Australians, it was the most important decade of her life. Living the 1960s is a trip down memory lane for Australians who experienced the sixties and an entertaining social history for those who want to know what it was like to live it.

Noeline Brown is an award-winning actor and doyenne of Australian show business. She came to national prominence on the set of the satirical The Mavis Bramston Show in 1964, building a career as both a comedian and a renowned dramatic actor in sitcoms, films, radio shows and plays. She has twice stood as a candidate in New South Wales state elections and was appointed Australia’s first Ambassador for Ageing.