After the Second World War and the war refugee crisis, the Australian government launched a new immigration program. During 1951 and 1952, the Australian government signed agreements to accept Dutch, Italian, Austrian, Belgian, Greek, Spanish, and West German immigrants. The 1950s was the era of rapid economic growth and prosperity under the rule of Robert Menzies. He was the modern Liberal Party founder and Australia’s longest-serving prime minister, with over 18 years in office. These stunning photographs capture cities, towns, and the everyday life of rural and urban Australians in the 1950s. Vote your favorites, and don’t forget to share.