Larrikins: A History

Larrikins: A History By Melissa Bellanta, Australia has often been said to possess a larrikin streak, from the Stiffy and Mo cartoons and the true blue Crocodile Hunter to the characters in the silent film The Sentimental Bloke When it first emerged around 1870, larrikin was a term of abuse, used to describe teenage, working class hell raisers who populated dance halls and cheap theaters, and this account journAustralia has often been said to possess a larrikin streak, from the Stiffy and Mo cartoons and the true blue Crocodile Hunter to the characters in the silent film The Sentimental Bloke When it first emerged around 1870, larrikin was a term of abuse, used to describe teenage, working class hell raisers who populated dance halls and cheap theaters, and this account journeys through the street based youth subculture known as larrikinism between 1870 and 1920, swerving through the streets of Brisbane, Melbourne, and Sydney Offering a glimpse into the lives of Australia s first larrikins and discussing bare knuckle fighting, football barracking, and knicker flashing teenage girls it charts the development of Australia s larrikinism and presents fascinating historical perspectives on current youth issues, including gang violence, racist riots, and raunchy culture among adolescent girls.. Larrikins A History Australia has often been said to possess a larrikin streak from the Stiffy and Mo cartoons and the true blue Crocodile Hunter to the characters in the silent film The Sentimental Bloke When it first

  • Title: Larrikins: A History
  • Author: Melissa Bellanta
  • ISBN: 9780702239120
  • Page: 128
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. While this history purports to uncover the history overlooked in Australia by the changing use of the term larrikin I can t help but feel it only uncovers a history as it subtitle suggests My feeling of disquiet grew as I read further into the chapters, and found that most of the names commonly referred to by my own mother were all before her time That makes me feel something is still not right about this supposed righting of our own misconceptions What is it that still needs to be uncovered Wha [...]

    2. Getting a bit sick of reading barely adapted PhD theses Even if this wasn t originally an academic thesis it sure reads like one, and not a particularly well argued one I was quite disappointed with such colourful subject matter to work from

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