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This Time Capsule Reveals What Life Was Like For Australians In 1988

"You, the viewers, are forgiven for thinking that we are backward and primitive."

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In 1988, the children of St. Kevin's School Eastwood created a time capsule to be released in 2088.

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Somehow, the video has been uploaded to YouTube early, but is chockas full of bloody iconic moments.

The introduction asks you not to judge 1988 Australia for being backward simply because it is the past.

After all, life in Australia has changed so drastically since then...

...oh.
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...oh.

The video features a greeting from the then-Prime Minister, Bob Hawke, as well as a cameo from Margaret Thatcher.

There are also appearances from state premiers, a teacher from the school, and a Q&A session with a doctor.

But the video's main focus is all the important facets of life in Australia for the kids of 1988. Like entertainment:

Technological advancements in education.

International phone calls on new, conveniently portable phones.

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The hippest new fashion.

Modern banking.

Home life.

This young girl is showcasing what I believe to be one of the very first iPads.
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This young girl is showcasing what I believe to be one of the very first iPads.

And hellishly accurate insights into local recreation.

Which leads to a brief, yet eerie discussion on the environment.

“…resulting in the Earth’s temperature rising and an increase in skin cancer." Um, OK tiny, psychic child.
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“…resulting in the Earth’s temperature rising and an increase in skin cancer."

Um, OK tiny, psychic child.

Predicting the downfall of Earth's environment isn't the only serious topic the kids touch on.

In a segment filmed at Parliament House, the kids discuss the state of Australian politics. Earlier there's talk of Australia's Indigenous people and their history as well as a brief discussion around conservation and environmentalism.
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In a segment filmed at Parliament House, the kids discuss the state of Australian politics. Earlier there's talk of Australia's Indigenous people and their history as well as a brief discussion around conservation and environmentalism.

They also dabble in gender politics.

Then there's this girl describing what's on 1988's supreme pizza.

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There are incredible predictions of what houses will look like in 2088.

"...then we go to the bedroom which has "laser bunks" to keep you cool in summer and warm in winter."
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"...then we go to the bedroom which has "laser bunks" to keep you cool in summer and warm in winter."

Or the future "Sea Taxi".

"The Sea Taxi will transport you from America to Australia in about an hour."
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"The Sea Taxi will transport you from America to Australia in about an hour."

And a prediction as to what law enforcement will look like in the year 3000.

Lets be real mate, that's just RoboCop.
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Lets be real mate, that's just RoboCop.

The entire video clocks in at just under two hours, but is well worth it if you're after a flashback.

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Advance Australia Fair. ❤️🐨

H/T Cam Williams