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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Post-War Suburban Snapshots


There is a delightful exhibition currently showing at the Grafton Regional Gallery. Lesley Apps and Simon Hughes have compiled a photographic essay on Clarence Valley houses from the 1950's, 60's and 70's. The 67 photos include Housing Commission bungalows to vast brick mansions and everything else in between. There is also a small but interesting display of typical household items from each decade.


Something that does standout is how many houses are built using Want's cream bricks, the commons from the local brick works. It does give the houses from these decades a real sense of being local and creates a regional vernacular.

8 comments:

  1. Oh that orange tupperware is sooooo 70's, haha! I still have some. There are still so many of the houses built in the 70's around, must be well built hey Mark.

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  2. Thought it was a picture of your kitchen table at first Mark! Makes for a colourful pic.

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  3. And to think all those old kitchen items we threw out as being dated are now museum items.

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  4. My mum has a vase to match the jug in the middle..

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  5. What a great exhibition ... And yes orange Tupperware ! Very much in vogue in the 70's.

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  6. Such memories with the orange kitchenware Mark. Love it. And still have the odd piece or two as well!

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  7. That stuff looks like my wedding presents and we thought so lovely at the time.

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