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State Archives and Records NSW recently opened a new exhibition, Electric Domestic: Modern Lives, Suburban Dreams.

On the urban fringes of Australia’s major cities, new suburbs are constantly being developed. Offering home and land packages—including the latest mod cons—prospective residents can see the ‘suburban dream’ taking shape. Desirable and attainable, today’s suburban dream has a past.

The exhibition explores power, modernity and the promotion of the Australian suburban dream in mid-1960s Australia. Presenting a selection of unique photographic images produced by the publicity department of Sydney County Council—and accompanied by advertising slogans typical of the era— Electric Domestic: Modern lives, suburban dreams provides an enjoyable and  nostalgic view of suburbia and the role that electricity and modern appliances had in creating the suburban dream. See Electric Domestic: Modern lives, suburban dreams at the Western Sydney Records Centre- on now!
Open Mondays to Saturdays with free entry. To find out more see here. You can also view the e-catalogue for #ElectricDomestic here.

When:  Mondays to Fridays 9am to 5pm, Saturdays 10am to 4pm until further notice.
Where: State Archives NSW, Western Sydney Records Centre, 161 O’Connell Street, Kingswood.
Cost:    Free

Image courtesy State Archives and Records NSW.