1 January 1970 – 12:01 The laundry sink is full of Resch’s Dinner Ale. We've had the traditional countdown to midnight, a quick verse of...
'See a sixpence, pick it up, and all the day you'll have good luck'.
On the 14th of February 1966, Australia officially changed over to decimal currency. People gradually adjusted to the new and unfamiliar coins, and did quick mental arithmetic to compare their value with the old 'pounds shillings and pence'. But one – an attractive silver coin – stood out from the rest.