Saturday night nostalgia: The ads we remember

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Whether you love it or loathe it, there’s no denying that advertising is a huge influence in our lives, and always has been. 

The ads themselves have changed a lot over the years, as has the technology used to make them, the way we look at them (could you have imagined that you’d be getting so much advertising through a tiny handheld computer?), and the products being advertised. 

Let’s take a trip down memory lane and have a peek at some of the ads that we we remember from our childhoods and adolescence. 

1. Weet-Bix

It’s the staple breakfast cereal of all Aussie households! While the bricks of wheat that could rival cement once dried haven’t changed, the ads sure have!

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2. Milo

Another Aussie staple, this chocolatey treat has long been marketed as a health food. 

3. The Hills Hoist clothesline

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We don’t think any modern woman would be thrilled to receive a clothesline as a gift, but times have changed. 

4. Vegemite

The much loved salty spread, full of vitamins. 

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5. Bushells Tea

Another household name for Aussies. 

6. Steam Rollers

These mints were certain to clear your nose and freshen your breath!

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7. Berlei

Women have long been using undergarments to squeeze themselves into shape. Berlei is still a popular bra manufacturer today.


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8. Australian National Airways (ANA)

Do you remember this airline?

9. Onkaparinga

Still a maker of quality woollen blankets. 

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10. Minties and Fantales

Still delicious, and still lining dentists’ pockets!

11. Cornflakes

Which ads do you remember?