On 10 December 1949, the Liberal Party (with their Country Party coalition partners), led by Robert Menzies, won government with 74 seats in the House of Representatives (out of a total 121).
On the Monday morning, the Sydney Morning Herald had this to say:
|1949, The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), 12 December, p. 1, viewed 17 September, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-page1032031|
On 7 September 2013, the Liberal/National Coalition, led by Tony Abbott, won government with a predicted 90 of the 150 seats in the House of Representatives.
And on the Monday morning, this is what the Sydney Morning Herald had to say:
|2013, The Sydney Morning Herald, 9 September, p. 1.|
I use Trove for my genealogy, but I also use it to read about past elections and compare community concerns to now.
Funny how the same issues get raised again and again...