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Yuri Gagarin's boomerang: the tale of the first person to return from space, and his brief encounter with Aussie culture

By Alice Gorman, Associate Professor in Archaeology and Space Studies, Flinders University
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It's 60 years since Gagarin's world-first return from space. The cosmonaut never did make it to Australia, but his huge feat was celebrated here by many, despite tensions with the USSR.


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