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The Magic Boomerang

The Magic Boomerang is an Australian children's adventure series set in rural Australia. It was aired on the ABC in Australia; the show follows the adventures of a young boy. Principal cast members included: Series 1: David Morgan, Telford Jackson, Penny Shelton, Rodney Pearlman. Series 2: Robert Brockman, William Hodge, Chris Christensen, Peter Aanensen. Episodes of The Magic Boomerang were screened in New Zealand, the UK, Canada and Malaysia; the NFSA holds 25 episodes, while the National Archives of Australia holds copies of all 45 episode in their audio-visual collection. 1. The Discovery 2. Christmas Cracker 3. A Visit From Grandma 4. Wombat Finds A Friend 5; the Hunter 6. No Mail Today 7. A Matter Of Survival 8; the Bushranger 9. Ill Wind 10; the Thief Who Believed In Magic 11. Fire Trap 12; the Hypnotist 13. The Uncatchables 14. North To Warralinga 15; the Big Catch 16. Moonlight Reef 17. Aunt Matilda 18; the Cattle Duffers 19. The Saucer From Venus 20; the Masked Man From Manangatang 21. Moomba 22. Gentleman Jackaroo 23.

Head Of The River 24. The Vanishing Spell 25; the Stand-In 26. Race Against Time 27; the Auction 28. A Lesson For Wombat 29. Friend Or Foe 30; the Good Turn 31. Pony Express 32; the Last Lap 33. Salt'n' Pepper 34. Mother's Day 35. A Night At The Thumbleton's 36. My Friend Higgins 37. Stranger In Town 38. Mr. Santa Claus 39; the Messenger 40. Bushranger's Gold 41. Buried Treasure 42. Luck of The Game 43. Boys Camp 44. Double Trouble 45. Hollermakers Bargain List of Australian television series List of Australian Broadcasting Corporation programs http://www.abc.net.au/corp/history/75years/timeline/1960s.pdf http://www.classicaustraliantv.com/magicboomg.htm

John Dingell

John David Dingell Jr. was an American politician who served as a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1955 until 2015. A member of the Democratic Party, he holds the record for longest-ever serving member of Congress in American history, representing Michigan for more than 59 years, he most served as the representative for Michigan's 12th congressional district. A longtime member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Dingell was the chairman of the committee from 1981 to 1995 and 2007 to 2009. Dingell began his congressional career by succeeding his father, John Dingell Sr. as representative for Michigan's 16th congressional district on December 13, 1955. He left office on January 3, 2015. Having served for over 59 years, he has the longest congressional tenure in U. S. history. He was the longest-serving Dean of the U. S. House of Representatives and Dean of the Michigan congressional delegation. Dingell was one of the final two World War II veterans to have served in Congress.

During his time in Congress in addition to protecting the automobile industry important to his district, Dingell was instrumental in passage of the Medicare Act, the Water Quality Act of 1965, Clean Water Act of 1972, the Endangered Species Act of 1973, the Clean Air Act of 1990, the Affordable Care Act, among others. He was most proud of his work on the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Dingell announced on February 24, 2014, that he would not seek reelection to a 31st term in Congress, his wife, Debbie Dingell, ran to succeed her husband and defeated Republican Terry Bowman in the general election on November 4, 2014. He was the last member of Congress who had served in the 1950s and during the presidencies of Dwight D. Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy. President Barack Obama awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2014. Dingell was born on July 8, 1926, in Colorado Springs, the son of Grace and John Dingell Sr.. His father was of Austrian and Polish descent, his mother had Swiss and Scots-Irish ancestry.

The Dingells were in Colorado in search of a cure for Dingell Sr.'s tuberculosis. The Dingell surname had been Dzieglewicz, was "Americanized" by John Dingell Sr.'s father. The family moved back to Michigan, in 1932, Dingell Sr. was elected the first representative of Michigan's newly created 15th District. In Washington, D. C. John Jr. attended Georgetown Preparatory School and the House Page School when he served as a page for the U. S. House of Representatives from 1938 to 1943, he was on the floor of the House when President Franklin D. Roosevelt gave his famous speech after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. In 1944, at the age of 18, Dingell joined the United States Army, he rose to the rank of second lieutenant and received orders to take part in the first wave of a planned invasion of Japan in November 1945. Dingell attended Georgetown University in Washington, D. C. was graduated with a Bachelor of Science in chemistry in 1949 and a Juris Doctor in 1952. He was a lawyer in private practice, a research assistant to U.

S. District Court judge Theodore Levin, a Congressional employee, a forest ranger, assistant prosecuting attorney for Wayne County until 1955. In 1955, John Sr. died and John Jr. won a special election to succeed him. He won a full term in 1956 and was reelected 29 times, including runs in 1988 and 2006 with no Republican opponent. Dingell received less than 62% of the vote on only two occasions. In 1994 when the Republican Revolution swept the Republicans into the majority in the House of Representatives for the first time since 1954, Dingell received 59% of the vote. In 2010 when the Republicans re-took control of the House of Representatives, Dingell received 57% of the vote. Between them, he and his father represented the southeastern Michigan area for 80 years, his district was numbered as the 15th District from 1955 to 1965, when redistricting merged it into the Dearborn-based 16th District. In 2002, redistricting merged Dingell's 16th District with the Washtenaw County and western Wayne County-based 13th District, represented by fellow Democratic Representative Lynn Rivers, whom Dingell bested in the Democratic primary.

The 15th District for the 109th Congress included Wayne County suburbs southwest of Detroit, the Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti areas in Washtenaw County, all of Monroe County. For many years, Dingell represented much of western Detroit itself, though Detroit's declining population and the growth of its suburbs has pushed all of Detroit into the districts of fellow Democratic representatives, including John Conyers. Dingell always won re-election by double-digit margins, although the increasing conservatism of the white suburbs of Detroit since the 1970s led to several serious Republican challenges in the 1990s. With the retirement of Jamie L. Whitten, the death of William Natcher, the defeat of Texas Representative Jack Brooks at the start of a new Congress in January 1995, he became the Dean of the United States House of Representatives, he was one of four people to serve in the House for 50 years, the others being Whitten, Carl Vinson, Conyers, the last of whom had worked in Dingell's congressional office.

Dingell was classified as a moderately liberal member of the Democratic Par