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Memento : Issue 17
6 memento may 2001 Historian Michael McKernan looked at what was happening on the political scene. The 1970s saw the beginning of questioning of authority at all levels, land rights debates, protests against the Vietnam War and the start ofanew feminist movement. In 1970 Australia hosted a number of important international visitors, including US Vice-President Spiro Agnew, Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, and the largest ever entourage from the royal family to visit Australia. It was also the year that Australia was blessed with its first papal visit. Pope Paul VI arrived amid debates about banning contraceptives and priests forming their own union. The Pope made a strong impression by announcing during public appearances that he supported youth and their peace protests. Described as a 'national treasure', Margaret Fulton talked about how our cooking changed in the 1970s. She recalled a Sunday drive in the 1960s from Bowral to Wollongong NSW when the smell of roast lamb dinners wafted from houses in every country town along the way. The 1970s, however, brought a culinary revolution! 'We discovered smoked salmon from tins, we thought avocado was an exotic creature, we learned to have satays and we discovered melonballers.' Cocktail parties were all the rage. But people didn't seem to go home, they just stayed and drank. 'So we learned to make quiche!' The 1970s was a time when the Magimix was introduced, crème caramel became a popular dessert, and 'Kenny' entered women's lives -- the advent of the Kenwood Chef mixer was a great help in making home-made bread. Guests to Margaret's talk savoured her reminiscences as well as samples of her famous recipes -- salmon canapes, stuffed eggs and persian mint cup! All from her famous 1968 cookbook. Looking back at the Do you remember when bell-bottoms and bikinis were in fashion, peace protestors sat down in the streets, and the campaign slogan 'It's Time' heralded a win to Labor in the federal election? In January we invited three speakers to talk about Australia in the 1970s to coincide with the latest release of 30-year-old records. Food,food glorious Australia, home and away