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The year 1969

  • What movies were being shown?

Western movies such as ‘Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid’, criminal (mostly drug based) films like ‘Easy Rider’ and war movies like ‘Where Eagles Dare’ were popular.

  • What music was being listened to?

The Rolling Stones,  Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, John Lennon, Woodstock concert played in 1969. The music scene was about ‘free-love.’

  • What major political events happened locally (New Zealand)?

The voting age for general elections was lowered to 20.

Breath and blood drink driver testing was introduced as the speed limit was raised.

  • What major political events happened locally globally (The World)?

Richard Nixon was sworn in to the Whitehouse and promised to end the vietnam war, while the USA started to secretly bomb cambodia.

The first spaceship landed on the moon.

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