Girls in bikinis, freedom and unemployment: how to live in Australia in the 70s

1970-ies in Australia is the "boom" of flared pants, disheveled hair, a powerful spirit of fun and significant social change. Memories of the eclectic decade received a revival thanks to a series of black-and-white photographs from the archives of Fairfax Media.

In the 70s on the Continent evolved a unique Australian culture based on beach parties, BBQ in the backyard and drinking beer in pubs. In those same years there was a change in society, formed the anti-war and feminist movement began the campaign for aboriginal rights to land and the liberation movement of gays. In addition, in the 70s, Australia was faced with an unprecedented wave of unemployment.

Girls in bikinis, freedom and unemployment: how to live in Australia in the 70s

Girls in bikinis, freedom and unemployment: how to live in Australia in the 70s

In one of the Australian pub. In the 70s for the consumption of beer per capita, Australia has bypassed the traditional leaders such as Germany and Ireland.

Girls in bikinis, freedom and unemployment: how to live in Australia in the 70s

Turn on the beach of Sydney. The 70s is also the time of the development of Australian beach culture.

Girls in bikinis, freedom and unemployment: how to live in Australia in the 70s

October 1973. At the same time, the opening of the Sydney Opera house.

Girls in bikinis, freedom and unemployment: how to live in Australia in the 70s

Newsboy, 1976

Girls in bikinis, freedom and unemployment: how to live in Australia in the 70s

The hotel Kauri Hotel with elephant Dolly

Girls in bikinis, freedom and unemployment: how to live in Australia in the 70s

In the 70s, Australia was faced with an unprecedented wave of unemployment. The unemployed have even teamed up, arranging various events.

Girls in bikinis, freedom and unemployment: how to live in Australia in the 70s

Men 70s stand in line at the employment service in Sydney, 1974

Girls in bikinis, freedom and unemployment: how to live in Australia in the 70s

Lunch break at a meat processing plant Thomas Borthwick & Sons — time to move. The performance of the pop group Life's Creation, which became the beginning of the regular dining opportunities at the plant.

Girls in bikinis, freedom and unemployment: how to live in Australia in the 70s

Participants of the beauty contest "Miss Australia" in 1975. The decade is known as the "Golden age" of beauty contests.

Keywords: 70 | Australia | Daily life | Retro | Retro photos

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