How Did Hippies Change Australia In The 1960s

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After the Second World War, Australia as well as the rest of the world, underwent some major changes in the way young people in particular, follow ‘trends’. Through research it is clear that in the 1960’s and early 1970’s, the youth of Australia changed their views and ideals to be more ‘free and harmonious’ with the world.
A hippie is a member of a subculture that was originally formed by the youth in the United States during the 1960’s. By the time everyone else in the US had caught in to the ‘newest trend, it had spread to many other countries around the world. Tracing back to the word hippie, it originally came from the word ‘hipster’ which was primarily used to describe a band of beatniks (who were the ‘cool kids’ of the 1950’s), who had moved to the Greenwich Village in New York. In time, the beatniks adopted the term hip, and the early hippies implemented the language and countercultural beliefs of the Beatnik Generation. The hippies created their own communities, embraced the sexual revolution, and didn’t say no to drugs in order to explore altered state. …show more content…

Mandie Hale, was one young girl, who sold her life in modern suburbia for nothing. Mandie had her 21st birthday at the Aquarius Festival. Her and her partner liked it so much that they decided to stay there, just like many other young hippies. Because the land prices wee so low, it meant that they could by large properties and form new communities based around their ideals of freedom, sustainability and harmony. Because the new communities were largely made up of young people, and the fact that they had thrown out previous ideals and boundaries set by the previous generation it was hard to decide what was appropriate and what was

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