Australia fact of the day

Until as late as the early 1950s a round-trip aeroplane ticket from Australia to England cost as much as a three-bedroom suburban home in Melbourne or Sydney.

That is from Bill Bryson’s Down Under, note that by the end of the 1950s the trip still cost as much as a new car, could take three days time, and encountered more or less constant turbulence.


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