The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #77597 Message #1385561
Posted By: freda underhill
22-Jan-05 - 07:17 PM
Thread Name: If You Were There...The Sixties
Subject: RE: If You Were There...The Sixties
In australia, we had a similar festival in 1973 at nimbin . although it was a much smaller festival, it had a huge impact on people all over australia. a bunch of architrceture students from sydney uni went there and built teepees, yurts, whatever, before the festival for people to stay in (i was an 18 yr old art student and stayed in a teepee there) - it accelerated australia's organic farming industry, and a whole range of alternative villages, farms, communities sprang up in the area and nearby areas.
it is a magical landscape there, i revisited it 6 years ago, it was like walking into the past
Two years ago they had a 30th anniversary , which i regret not getting to.
there are some more photos of the area now, http://www.echonews.com/919/art_news.html
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