Presentation on theme: "Australia in the 1960s By danny & jun. Fashion Hairstyles In Australia, the 60’s wasn’t just introduced to major fashion changes, but were also introduced."— Presentation transcript:
Fashion Hairstyles In Australia, the 60’s wasn’t just introduced to major fashion changes, but were also introduced to new hairstyles. A popular hairstyle introduced during the 1960‘s was an up-do called the beehive. Originating in the United States during 1958 as one of a variety of elaborately teased and lacquered versions of “big hair” that initiated from earlier pageboy and bouffant styles. Mini Skirt & Dress Invented by Mary Quant, a british fashion designer, the mini skirt was a very contriversial change in the 1960's. Introduced to Australia during the 1960’s, the mini skirt became a popular revolution to women, in particular adolescent females. Hippie fashion Hippie movement arrived in Australia towards the end of the 1960s, influencing other clothing styles such as denim jeans, which had remained a staple wardrobe item for many young people throughout the decade, were inspired by hippie fashion. Clothing fabrics in the 1960s Throughout the 1960’s, innovative synthetic materials like polyester, plastic, PVC, and vinyl enjoyed huge popularity throughout the decade. An introduction of new blended fabrics were developed, mixing man made fibers with natural materials like cotton and wool were developed too.
Music The 1960s saw a new confidence in composition such as had swept through other arts a decade or so earlier. The ABC increased its commissioning of music for the orchestras and for broadcast; organisations like Musica Viva Australia followed suit. New tertiary music schools were founded across the country, governments began directly to support new work, the as yet unfinished Opera House loomed as a symbol of the future. As a generation of native-born and post-war émigré composers came to full maturity, a critical mass of activity was symbolised by the Composers’ Conference held in Hobart in 1963. There was also a new awareness of music in the community, and an emerging culture of critical commentary and discussion
Entertainment As television technology developed throughout the 1960s, the medium continued its domination as the entertainment form of choice for most Australians. By 1965, it was estimated that 9 out of 10 Australian families owned a TV set. Programs imported from overseas enjoyed massive popularity; in particular the American comedies I Love Lucy and Leave it to Beaver and the British soap Coronation Street. Locally-produced content, however, was also receiving an enthusiastic response. Hit music shows like Bandstand and Six O'Clock Rock proved popular with teenagers, while young children were tuning in to Play School and Mr Squiggle.
Sport Australia is often considered to be a 'sports mad' country. Our love of sport is reflected in the number of people who play sport, attend sporting events and view sport on television. Australia leads the world in sports science and in the technical development of television sporting coverage. For a nation with a relatively small population, Australia performs remarkably well at an international level. Sporting success, particularly on the world stage, enables the creation of a distinct national identity. Victorious sports people often become national heroes and some, like legendary cricketer Donald Bradman, become revered as Australian icons.