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Charles Boyles was born in 1888 and apparantly started taking photos in the late 1920's through to the early 1960's. Charles Boyles died at the age of 83 in 1971. This window of history serves as a broad focus for this website.

*This page ONLY lists photos in the collection when the year is known. Many photos are NOT listed on these pages.

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1966 Final - Hawthorn v Geelong (Crop) - Source: National Library of Australia (Accession A1500/18) - Photographer Unknown
1966 Final - Hawthorn v Geelong (Crop) - Source: National Library of Australia (Accession A1500/18) - Photographer Unknown


1960

  • Chadstone shopping centre openned. Victoria's first self contained shopping centre.
  • TV personality Graham Kennedy coined the name Logie Award (for Australia's TV awards)
  • 1960 First cricket tied Test, Australia v West Indies at Brisbane. At the end of the tour, in early 1961, 20,000 people turned out for a ticker tape parade for the team in Melbourne.
  • Australian Frank Macfarlane Burnet becomes the joint winner of the Nobel Prize for Medicine and Australia's first 'Australian of the Year'.
  • Prahran (VFA) re-enter after one year.
  • VFA Premiers - Oakleigh (VFA)
  • VFL Premiers - Melbourne (VFL)
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1961

  • Bob Jane and co-driver Harry Firth won the Armstrong 500 at Phillip Island, Victoria, driving a Mercedes-Benz 220SE
  • The Credit Squeeze hits the car industry: GMH to dismiss 2,600 workers and on March 8, Ford sacks 980 workers, making a total of 2000 since the previous November
  • Eastern European Migrants staged a violent protest against conditions at the migrant hostel at Bonegilla (Vic)
  • GLV-10 Traralgon was the first Australian reginal TV station to broadcast, followed the same yeatr by BCV-8 Bendigo and GMV-6 Shepparton .
  • VFA adopt multi-division system)
  • Waverley (VFA) enter the VFA.
  • VFA Premiers - Yarraville (VFA)
  • VFL Premiers - Hawthorn (VFL)
  • World record for the highest attendance at a cricket match. 90,800 people watch the 2nd day of the 5th test between Australia and the West Indies.
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1962

  • Australian Ballet formed by merger of other ballet companies, today it is based in Melbourne
  • Australian band, the Seekers formed in Melbourne. They have major international success after moving to the UK
  • I've Been Everywhere' by Geoff Mack..became a hit for Lucky Starr
  • Melbourne: Bushfires rage through the Great Divide and the Dandenong Ranges on the edge of Melboune, killing 8 people and destroying hundreds of houses
  • Melbourne: The Southern Aurora arrives from Sydney on the new uniform-gauge line.
  • The Puffing Billy Railway is re-opened as a tourist attraction.
  • Brighton (VFA) merge to become the Brighton-Caulfield (VFA
  • VFL Purchased land at Mulgrave with the intention of building a new stadium. Construction of Waverly Park would begin in 1966.
  • VFA Premiers - Sandringham (VFA)
  • VFL Premiers - Essendon (VFL)
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1964

  • Latrobe University founded in Melbourne's northern suburbs
  • 20,000 screaming fans converge on the Beatles at the Southern Cross Hotel. The Beatles play at 'Festival Hall' as part of their Australian Tour
  • Cabinet decided to re-introduce compulsory military service, which had ended in 1960. Marbles denoting birthdates were drawn from a barrel to select those called up. Between the first ballot in 1965 and the last in 1972, some 63,000 were conscripted.
  • The Ian Potter Foundation was established in 1964 and is today one of Australia's major philanthropic foundations.
  • Moorabbin (VFA) leave the VFA.
  • VFA Premiers - Port Melbourne (VFA)
  • VFL Premiers - Melbourne (VFL)
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1965

  • Racing car driver Bob Jane opened his first T-Mart store.
  • Bushfire (Victoria) - 10 Deaths
  • Police raid Melbourne's Austral Bookshop and seize copies of The Trial of Lady Chatterley, a banned book which recounts of the British obscenity trial of author D. H. Lawrence.
  • In Melbourne, students protest over Apartheid in South Africa by demonstrating at the all white Springbok Rugby Union tour.
  • Prime Minister Robert Menzies announced Australian troops would be sent to Vietnam to support United States forces.
  • TV variety show In Melbourne Tonight celebrates its 2000th performance.
  • UK model Jean Shrimpton wears a mini-skirt at Melbourne Cup
  • Werribee (VFA) enter the VFA.
  • VFA Premiers - Waverley (VFA)
  • VFL Premiers - Essendon (VFL)
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