Rocket to the Moon: Children’s PlaygroundInner West Council Library and History

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Rocket to the Moon: Children’s Playground

This talk unpicks the story of playground rockets that were once commonplace throughout Australia.

Take us to the moon!
Playground rockets evoke a nostalgia, strong community sentiments and memories.
They covertly convey post World War Two geo-political tensions and explain why the Wyndham Education Scheme was launched. This piece of childhood fantasy is emblematic how tensions permeated every part of daily life in the 1960-1970s, from ash trays to early TV ads.
This is the shared story of the Cold War race to be first to land a man on the moon.

Event date

Event Details

313 Marrickville Road Marrickville, Marrickville, NSW

3 hr Parking available


6:30pm -7:30pm

Entry fees:
Attendance limit:
50 - 100
Onsite facilities: