Fascinating look at everyday life in Sydney in 1966

Film Australia have a fascinating collection of films of historical significance in their archives, including Life in Australia: Sydney, a promotional film showing footage of what everyday life was like for a Sydney family almost 50 years ago.

A few things I found fascinating:

  • Suits and ties everywhere, no bogans
  • Stay-at-home mums
  • Almost all white people
  • The “old rattler” train carriages that were still running until recently (yes, they’re that old!)
  • The opera house being constructed
  • Red-brick buildings shown off as stylish and new
  • Is that girl at the rock’n’roll dance rocking out in her underwear?
  • Time traveller from the 80’s at 17:02
  • The traffic was bad, even then
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