Larrikin spirit alive on the streets

Australian street gangs share many similarities with the early larrikin spirit of the Ned Kelly era.

Melissa Bellanta, a historian at the University of Queensland, has analysed larrikin culture from the 1860s to the 1930s.

Her study finds that “over-policing” has had a direct impact on the development of anti-police violence, and investigates how conceptions of a “larrikin” have changed over time.

Read more at The University of Queensland

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