Take a few steps back in time

19:39, Jan 22 2013
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PROTEST TIME: American hippie culture of the 1960s made the kaftan, worn by Lauren Attewell, popular.

A decade of "intriguing change", the 1960s is to be brought to life in a new exhibition to be held by the Waimate Museum.

The display will focus on the family home where women's roles were expanding, teenagers were rebelling and protesters called the rugby world to account with the tour of South Africa, museum secretary Margaret Mather said yesterday.

"The New Zealand economy rode on the sheep's back and television had brought the world into the living rooms with unforgettable footage on the Wahine disaster, Olympics and the assassinations of the Kennedys as well as Martin Luther King. We watched photographs of the man on the moon and became dedicated to Country Calendar and Coronation Street."

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POP FASHION: Lauren Attewell models the popular bri-nylon trousers and Dinah Lee top made popular in the 1960s.

The exhibition will focus on music, fashion and movies, and visitors are being urged to dress in 1960s gear and visit the museum's exhibition. It will be held on Sunday.


The Timaru Herald