Larrikins: A History by Melissa Bellanta

By Melissa Bellanta

Australia has frequently been acknowledged to own a “larrikin streak,” from the Stiffy and Mo cartoons and the true-blue Crocodile Hunter to the characters within the silent movie The Sentimental Bloke. while it first emerged round 1870, larrikin used to be a time period of abuse, used to explain teenage, working-class hell-raisers who populated dance halls and inexpensive theaters, and this account trips in the course of the street-based formative years way of life often called larrikinism among 1870 and 1920, swerving during the streets of Brisbane, Melbourne, and Sydney. providing a glimpse into the lives of Australia’s first larrikins—and discussing bare-knuckle combating, football-barracking, and knicker-flashing teenage girls—it charts the advance of Australia’s larrikinism and offers attention-grabbing historic views on present formative years concerns, together with gang violence, racist riots, and raunchy tradition between adolescent girls.

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Larrikins: A History

Australia has frequently been acknowledged to own a “larrikin streak,” from the Stiffy and Mo cartoons and the true-blue Crocodile Hunter to the characters within the silent movie The Sentimental Bloke. whilst it first emerged round 1870, larrikin was once a time period of abuse, used to explain teenage, working-class hell-raisers who populated dance halls and inexpensive theaters, and this account trips throughout the street-based formative years tradition often called larrikinism among 1870 and 1920, swerving in the course of the streets of Brisbane, Melbourne, and Sydney.

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