That was in the days when every television advertisement broadcast here had to be made here.
Call it protection if you want, but it resulted in quality ads that actually spoke to us in our own (peculiar) language.
In order to celebrate its 75th anniversary, the legendary Australian agency George Patterson has put 20 best on YouTube.
Here are my picks.
Try to watch this without crying:
This works even though I hate banks:
And this is truly wonderful, better than all manner of programs:
And this sold a lot of Colgate:
. TV's biggest crime - it's a thief of time
. Back to the Eighties
. Keep your feet on the ground...