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Byron shire councillor Basil Cameron, at the new permanent exhibition of the area's alternative lifestyle movement in the late 1960s-early 1970s. Photo: Ken Robertson
Byron shire councillor Basil Cameron, Sarah Newsome (left) and Jacqueline Marks at Mullumbimby Museum’s new permanent exhibition of the area’s alternative lifestyle movement in the late 1960s-early 1970s. Photo: Ken Robertson

A new permanent exhibition at the Brunswick Valley Historical Society’s (BVHS) Mullumbimby Museum looks at the piooneering alternative lifestyle movement on the north coast of the late 1960s-early 1970s.

Called ‘Back to the Garden – Alternative Lifestyles in the Rainbow Region covers ‘the new wave’ of people coming to the area seeking alternatives to mainstream culture.
The display includes themes of the movement such as shelter, energy and environmental activism.

BVHS spokesperson Sarah Newsome said ‘from never before seen photographs to hilarious newspaper articles this exhibition will inform some people of many aspects of the movement they may not be aware of and remind others of the times they had’.

‘It illustrates that many of today’s mainstream healing modalities and peace initiatives come from the very generous and caring people of this generational movement,’ she said.

The museum, on the corner Stuart and Myocum Streets, is open from January 8, Monday-Friday 10am-midday.


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