Before Our Time

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Alison and Megan are Australian Gen-X women with a love of technology and all the comforts of a 21st Century life, but does it make their lives any simpler than that of their forebears?


Here at Before Our Time, they explore the skills and knowledge of their ancestors and wonder whether or not we have sometimes thrown the baby out with the bathwater. Taking as their inspiration old (pre-1970) books, magazines, photographs, films, music, recipes, objects and ephemhera, they springboard from that into applying aspects of past home and family lives to their own fast-paced modern existences. Is there a reason some things were better left behind? What can we learn from past experiences?

These ladies are not just talk and copy, they live the research and subject themselves and their unwitting families to aspects of the lives of their forebears.

Join them on their journey to discover the skills and knowledge needed to live life before 1970.

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