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Changing times.

Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke attends CHOGM (Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting) in Vancouver Canada. Balance was sought as World Trade and Stockmarkets were teetering on the verge of the crash that occurred on 19th October, 1987. Also Queen Elizabeth II had given up her role as Head of State in Fiji where a second coup led by Colonel Sitiveni Rambuka had succeeded in September. Fiji was outside the Commonwealth as a result of the coup.

At the time 'Cats' was a hit musical with including a hit song 'Memories' by Andrew Lloyd Webber.