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Larrikins (Large Print 16pt) ❰Download❯ ➹ Larrikins (Large Print 16pt) Author Melissa Bellanta – Buyprobolan50.co.uk From the true blue Crocodile Hunter to the blue humour of Stiffy and Mo from the Beaconsfield miners to The Sentimental Bloke Australia has often been said to possess a 'larrikin streak' Today being a From the true blue Crocodile Hunter to the blue humour of Stiffy and Mo from the Beaconsfield miners to The Sentimental Bloke Australia has often been said to possess a 'larrikin streak' Today being a larrikin has positive connotations and we think of it as the key to unlocking the Australian identity a bloke who refuses to stand on ceremony and is a bit of scally wag When it first emerged around however larrikin was a term of abuse used to describe teenage working class hell raisers who populated dance halls and cheap theatres Crucially the early larrikins were female as well as male Larrikins A History takes a trip through the street based youth subculture known as larrikinism between and Swerving through the streets of Brisbane Melbourne and Sydney it offers a glimpse into the lives of Australia's first larrikins including bare knuckle fighting football barracking and knicker flashing teenage girls Along the way it reveals much that is unexpected about the development of Australia's larrikin streak to present fascinating historical perspectives on hot 'youth issues' today including gang violence racist riots and raunch culture among adolescent girls.

  • Paperback
  • 442 pages
  • Larrikins (Large Print 16pt)
  • Melissa Bellanta
  • 03 December 2014
  • 9781459691933