Livin’ in the 70s! Flashback to our era

It may have been over 40 years since the beginning of the 70s, however it is a time in our
Flashback

It may have been over 40 years since the beginning of the 70s, however it is a time in our lives we will never forget. Many of us were in our teens or 20s, and were there to experience the revolution and freedoms that came with the time.

Tonight we take a look back at the groovy 70s – what else do you remember fondly?

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Did you have any of these cups?

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These outfits were all the rage at the time!

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Bright colours were so trendy.

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Hairstyles of the era

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The classic Chiko roll

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Mr Whippy! Do you remember the sound of the ice cream truck?

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Protesting

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VW Beetles

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Make love, not war.

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Flower power!

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Hot rollers

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Bellbottom jeans

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The iconic Sandman car

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Do you remember using rotary phones?

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The Quarter Pounder was a favourite in the 70s

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Countdown was one of our favourite shows

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QantasΒ looked different in the 70s!

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What else do you remember? What did we miss?

  1. Wendy Sheather

    Orange curtains, lime green benchtops, green and orange cookware, platform shoes, drive-ins.

  2. Jenni Williams

    Can remember using my mother’s which was a black one just like this. Can even remember her ph number from over 30years ago 5703882

  3. Rinske Dawson

    They came in handy when we had no power after our big earthquakes in Christchurch September 2010 and February 2011

    • Denise Rosam

      Flairs and platform shoes!! Still have a lump on my foot where I slipped of my platform shoe, ever so gracefully…..lol. πŸ˜€

    • Fran Spears

      We sure did. I remember getting off the old Ghan going home to Alice Springs in 1970. I had on corduroy hot pants, extremely high heeled lace up boots, teamed with a matching crocheted vest and beret. My wet look coat practically touched the ground. I thought i was something.β˜ΊπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‡

    • Ruth Hourigan

      Loved the drivein. Trying to get as many people in the car as we could and hiding them under blankets or in the boot so they could get in for free.

    • Cathy Bowie-Robinson

      I did with one pair of platform sandals. Did my ankle & it hurt. πŸ˜‚But once better I got back into those shoes. They were great for us shorties. Gave us a couple of inches extra height & you could cover the shoes with the bell bottoms. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  4. Lyn Bradford

    Every parents nightmare the (shaggin wagon) the sandman car.

    • Lyn Bradford

      Oh no, can’t remember wearing anything like that Libbi😱..I was a mod, loved all my baby style dresses & my surfie chick clothes..ah memories & good figures.

    • Lyn Bradford

      I even had baby doll style swimsuit because dam Twiggi made me feel to fat to wear a bikini, wish I had that figure now😩

    • Victoria Alexandra D

      I like the jackets and pants Libbi, in fact I wore brown woolen pants and a black leather jacket in the 70’s πŸ™‚ …. loved the baby doll dresses to0oLyn …… we really had a lot of style back then lol

    • Karon Martina Day

      I never wore anything like that in the early 70s was 15 in 71. Wore lilac hot pant suit and bright yellow platform clogs. Also bell bottoms. Always wore bright coloured pantihose to work at John martins and platform shoes (strictly black and white uniform lol) either micro mini dresses/skirts Harrington jacket (from London) or long dresses which I made myself. Was a ten pound Pom and just arrived. Made a cool flower powered bell bottom trouser suit sleeve less great with the famous platforms of which I had a few. Quite a must for a girl that didn’t reach five foot. Late 70s was more conservative with middi skirts etc. gosh I wish I could go back to the 70s.

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