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Sharpies, Bodgies, Mods and others 02 Aug 2022 21:48 #237928

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Morris, I doubled checked with my old pommy mate & I must now correct my earlier post for his sake too.
He was definitely a MOD, with sheep skin seat covers & foxtails on his Vespa.
I got the terminology wrong, but he agrees there were Sharpies in Adelaide in dress code mentioned above by cobbadog.

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Sharpies, Bodgies, Mods and others 03 Aug 2022 00:18 #237930

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Bodgies and Widgies were definitely a thing, in the mid~late sixties, to be admired by the more rebellious boys at my Queensland primary school.
The coolest, most bellicose, recalcitrant in grade seven, wore a black leather jacket and rode a 21" bike with handlebars that placed his hands at eye level, as he rode.
Gawd, I coveted and thought those handlebars were so cool. :lol:

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Sharpies, Bodgies, Mods and others 03 Aug 2022 06:12 #237933

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I lived in the western suburbs of Sydney in the early 70s and remember the sharpie gangs used to terrorise punters on the trains at night. I think they were evolved from the skinheads and all had haircuts number 1 on top and long at the back, sort of like an anaemic mullet.

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Sharpies, Bodgies, Mods and others 03 Aug 2022 09:56 #237936

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I lived in the western suburbs of Sydney in the early 70s and remember the sharpie gangs used to terrorise punters on the trains at night. I think they were evolved from the skinheads and all had haircuts number 1 on top and long at the back, sort of like an anaemic mullet.

Growing up in northern, Sydney at that time, we just called them "Westy's"
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Sharpies, Bodgies, Mods and others 03 Aug 2022 11:11 #237938

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haircuts number 1 on top and long at the back, sort of like an anaemic mullet.


I think they call that a skullet, a term someone used to decribe what I could grow as I was explaining I left my go at a mullet to late

Was informed I still had enough bum fluff for a skullet :lol: :lol: :lol: :dry: :dry:

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Sharpies, Bodgies, Mods and others 03 Aug 2022 16:35 #237943

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I lived in the western suburbs of Sydney in the early 70s and remember the sharpie gangs used to terrorise punters on the trains at night. I think they were evolved from the skinheads and all had haircuts number 1 on top and long at the back, sort of like an anaemic mullet.

Growing up in northern, Sydney at that time, we just called them "Westy's"

Now they’re called Bogans
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Sharpies, Bodgies, Mods and others 03 Aug 2022 17:17 #237944

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Listened to a podcast the other day on the life of Graham (Abo) Henry, he claims he was a sharpie in his younger days around Surry Hills ,Glebe , Darlinghurst ,Ultimo. Redfern area ,any problems with the other jokers he would give them a bit of a touch up the sort of bloke you don't mess with, i believe he had a good left hook, one of them & it was good night nurse.

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Sharpies, Bodgies, Mods and others 04 Aug 2022 06:35 #237963

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I lived in the western suburbs of Sydney in the early 70s and remember the sharpie gangs used to terrorise punters on the trains at night. I think they were evolved from the skinheads and all had haircuts number 1 on top and long at the back, sort of like an anaemic mullet.

Growing up in northern, Sydney at that time, we just called them "Westy's"

Now they’re called Bogans
Overnight I'll have you know I represent that remark
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Sharpies, Bodgies, Mods and others 04 Aug 2022 07:57 #237967

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I lived in the western suburbs of Sydney in the early 70s and remember the sharpie gangs used to terrorise punters on the trains at night. I think they were evolved from the skinheads and all had haircuts number 1 on top and long at the back, sort of like an anaemic mullet.

Growing up in northern, Sydney at that time, we just called them "Westy's"

Now they’re called Bogans

With $ydney's west going all yuppified these days, guess they needed a name change, moving on to places like the Central Coast or Newcastle. Which brings me to "Coasties"
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Sharpies, Bodgies, Mods and others 04 Aug 2022 13:25 #237976

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I lived in the western suburbs of Sydney in the early 70s and remember the sharpie gangs used to terrorise punters on the trains at night. I think they were evolved from the skinheads and all had haircuts number 1 on top and long at the back, sort of like an anaemic mullet.

Growing up in northern, Sydney at that time, we just called them "Westy's"

Now they’re called Bogans

With $ydney's west going all yuppified these days, guess they needed a name change, moving on to places like the Central Coast or Newcastle. Which brings me to "Coasties"

Which brings me thinking of places like Port Macquarie and similar that “older” people seem to congregate too, being known as God’s waiting room”.
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