The Boomer Legacy

Overview

Rationale

“The Boomer Legacy” uses photographs, text and diagrams to satirically explore impacts of the Baby Boomer generation. Launched in January 2013 and with 135530 page-views to date, the project is maintained without any external funding in its author's spare time.

The point here?… That images are a potent form of history, and history will not be kind.

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Sample Images

The project currently has 289 images and is 72% complete — click on one of the samples below to view it full-sized:

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Recent Additions

The following are some of the latest images added to the project:

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What is a “boomer” ?

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Boomers in the dictionary

The demographic definition of “Baby Boomer” is a person who was born during the two decades following World War Two, when the sustained average total fertility rate was greater than 3.0 babies per woman (ABS, 2004):

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Fig.1   TFRs 1921-2013

More specifically, Australian boomers are those who were born between Q1 1949 and Q3 1964:

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Fig.2   Baby boomers from TFRs

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