Strike a Pose ... with Lee Lin Chin

In 2008 the National Archives created the touring exhibition Strike a Pose, with guest curator Lee Lin Chin. Australian style of the 1960s and 70s is explored through the eyes of government photographers during a period of cultural and social change.

A sample of photographs from Strike a Pose are showcased here, along with commentary by Lee Lin Chin.

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    Latest winter wool fashions, 1968
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    Shades of pink on a sunny winter's day
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    Wool fashions for tweens, 1971
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    Young, trendy and decadent, 1971
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    A striking campaign, 1971–72
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    All set for a night out, 1970
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    Off to a jazz festival in cut-offs
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    A classic image, 1968
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    Drawing a crowd, 1970
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    Larrikin race goers, 1974
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    Bold, colourful and geometric, 1972
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    Pierre Cardin fashion, 1967
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    Choosing garments for a shoot, 1971
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    Inspired by the moon landing, 1969
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    'Granny' dresses, 1975
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    Miniskirts still popular, 1972
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    Millinery in Melbourne, 1967
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    'Oggi' boutique, 1969
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