The year of 1980 was a big one for Australian history.
Just a few of the significant events from that 12 month period are detailed below. Do you remember any of them? Was anyone you know in the paper? Flick through the gallery to find familiar faces.
In January, a 15 month legal battle with Ansett Airlines over gender-based discrimination was won by Debbie Wardley, who because Australia’s first female pilot to take to the skies.
On May 26, the High Court of Australia building in Canberra was opened by Queen Elizabeth II on her tour of Australia.
Candice Reed was born in Melbourne’s Royal Women’s Hospital on June 23, Australia’s first ‘test tube baby.’
By July 1, women were allowed to join surf clubs as full members, and in August, nine week old Azaria Chamberlain disappeared from a campsite at Uluru, reportedly taken by a dingo.
December 23 saw Victoria decriminalises homosexual acts between consenting adults, with the Royal Assent of the Crimes (Sexual Offences) Act 1980.
Do you remember what you were doing in 1980? Did it make the Great Lakes Advocate?
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