Story: In the Herald: September 15, 1956

All employees leave GPO
All the workers at the Sydney GPO post office walked off the job last night, bringing mail processing to a standstill. At a mass meeting, the men decided to strike until another meeting tomorrow afternoon at Leichhardt Stadium. They decided to extend the strike to the parcel branch.” … “The postmen will deliver mail today as usual – but since there are no sorters in operation at the GPO, there will soon be little mail to be delivered. Telegraph services are not affected.

Selling milk in cartons
Milk will be sold in cartons in the metro area from September 28. The cartons cost 1/- for ½ pint – l½d a pint more than bottled milk. The Secretary of the Milk Board, Mr. WE Murphy, said last night the board had approved the sale of milk in cartons due to bottle shortages. Cartons would be sold by shops, factory canteens and at sporting events. Household milk deliveries would be in bottles unless cartons were specified.

A wild first night
Hundreds of teenagers screamed, yelled and danced in the aisles at last night’s first Australian screening of a rock ‘n’ roll film, ‘Rock Around the Clock’. Flashy attire bodgies, widgies and rock ‘n’ rollers queued for more than two hours outside Sydney’s Victory Theater last night to snag a seat at the Australian premiere. The beginning of the film was the signal for a loud outburst of cheers and shouts from the audience. Story: In the Herald: September 15, 1956

Joel McCord

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