From the editor

Weekend Herald - Canvas - - CONTENTS - SARAH DANIELL sarah. daniell@ nzher­ald. co. nz

Check out that dude on page 6. The year is 1971, and he is a PH (Pre-Hip­ster) hip­ster sport­ing killer side­burns (mut­ton chops). In 2018 he could pass as some­one who works in the art depart­ment of the film in­dus­try. Here he is, be­ing a good bloke and dad, while his use­less mates are prob­a­bly sit­ting around on some­one’s back lawn with a crate of Waikato Draught (big bot­tles), smok­ing Camels and moan­ing about the anti-Viet­nam War protesters down on Queen St. Let’s say our pre­scient hip­ster was 20 when that photo was taken, he’d be about 67 now. And that baby would be about 47. Who are they? And what did they end up buy­ing?

This is the third in our series of The Satur­day Shop, in which Ruth Spencer gath­ers the best of archival “shop­ping” shots and casts upon them her daz­zling colour wash and hu­mour. 1971 also marked the be­gin­ning of a huge move­ment that would change us for­ever: the coun­try’s first KFC opened in Auck­land. The Amer­i­can fast­food rev­o­lu­tion had be­gun.

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