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Through the Ages: 1970's


Finding Resources in Accessit

Here are some books that you may find useful during your studies.  Search the Bennies catalogue Accessit for more, or browse the Non-fiction collection NFS..

My Place

The 1970s was a decade of great debate and social change. Old ways were overturned as women, peace activists and First Nations peoples sought to be heard. Opposition to Australia’s involvement in the war in Vietnam spilled onto the streets.

Daily Care- Cost of Living

The cost of living in the 1970's compared to today. 


Australian Fashion 1970's 

In and around Sydney 1970's


It's the 1970s in the Ferrone household & that means flared pants, mustaches & lots of orange. It's the decade of the women's movement and Carol gets a job while Julian and Peter are introduced to the world of the 'Ocker'.

In the 1970s, the Ferrone's humble cornerstore has transformed to be more like today's mixed business convenience store. The hours are long and competition is fierce.

Developments in technology over the last 200 years have changed the way we live, work and play. Travel back in time with the Ferrones as they try their best to adjust to life without modern technology. 

What do magpies, dugongs, goannas, yams, pie floaters, European vegetables and swans have in common? This clip explains, as animated pair Norman and Miranda serve up a timeline of Australian culinary history – from millennia before British settlement across more than two centuries since colonisation, to the multitude of influences on today’s cuisine.

The Seventies was a radical period and this was also reflected on the nation’s TV screens.  Leading the way in Australian TV’s loss of innocence were racy soap opera dramas Number 96 and The Box and the comedy-drama Alvin Purple.

National Film and Sound Archive

ABC Education

From polite persuasion to radical activism — the birth of the modern environment movement in Australia.

Australian Bureau of Statisics


Between 1974 and 1994, on average, prices increased 4.5 times. In the same period, disposable household incomes increased 5.5 times.


Religion in Australia 1970's to 2001