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RAGE, A Sharpie’s Journal, Melbourne 1974-1980

Julie Dibella

Published Date: February 26, 2014

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Product dimensions 210x148mm, 298 pages Illustrated in colour
Languages English
ISBN No 9780646534800


Rampage with Julie Mac and the Sharpies on a grouse adventure as they fight, punch and kick through the turbulent teenage years on the unsuspecting streets of 1970s Melbourne. It was a time when bolting from the cops, stooging the ticket inspectors, drinking, spewing, pashing and rooting were all in a nights work for this unique Australian sub-culture.

Youth back in the early seventies wanted to make their own mark. These kids came from working class families, from all suburbs and cultures. They created the hairstyles, clothing and gangs with tattoos and attitudes. Local tailors, such as Venus shoes and cardigan-maker Conte gave them their signature look. Together, their fashion stood strong and intimidating everywhere they marched.

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Julie Mac exists in the imagination of a bad tempered, grey haired, overweight, middle-aged woman living in the western suburbs of Melbourne with her long suffering second husband, her university going, know-it-all teenage daughter and a pampered apricot poodle named Shaggy.

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