The Boomer Legacy


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“The Boomer Legacy” uses photographs, text and diagrams to explore impacts of the Baby Boomer generation.



This site features photographs, commentary and illustrations by its Australian author. The overall approach is satirical, although it also has its serious moments. Launched in January 2013 and with 57502 page-views to date, the project is maintained in the author's spare time without any external funding.

The point here?… That history will not be kind.

Sample Images

The project is a work-in-progress and currently 55% complete with 165 photographs — click on one of the eight samples below to view it full-sized:

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What is a “boomer”

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Boomers in the dictionary

Ignoring the large, fully grown male kangaroos… the demographic definition of “Baby Boomer” applies to those born in the twenty-year period 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

To be more specific, Australian boomers are those who were born between Q1 1949 and Q3 1964:

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Fig.2   Baby boomers from TFRs

For data and discussion about these graphs, see the Boom-Notes Section.

Copyright — All Rights Reserved

Unless noted otherwise, everything on this site is and remains the sole copyright of its Australian author.

You are obviously permitted to view this material online, but no other use or reproduction is allowed without the author's prior written consent. There is no implied license to do anything with this material other than look at it.

The web might be free, but intellectual property is not.