The Boomer Legacy


You can be whatever you want to be

It was the twilight of the Age of Aquarius.

We may have spent the 1960s embracing the counterculture, maybe on a starlit terrace in Marrakesh, but we sure put it behind us when we grew up. Passionately held beliefs like Peace, Freedom, Equality, Honesty, Kindness, Cultural Progress, People Power, Eastern Religion and Free Love… all went out the window. To be replaced by what? Excuses?…

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Bewdy Bogues: It just wasn't summer without your feet in black Havaianas

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Trolley pick-up point, at Darling Harbour in Sydney   (Apr 2014,  267kb)

The authentic self: The best we could hope for was to become someone's pet

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Town Hall arcade begging, Sydney   (Jul 2015,  306kb)

Ever mindful of cultural sensitivities: We tore down one wall and replaced it with thousands of others

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Rear gate in a small lane a few blocks from the Auburn Gallipoli Mosque   (Jul 2012,  157kb)

Terrorism had nothing to do with religion: 9 / 11 = 2977 + 60 000

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Church spire beneath a flight path, at Rockdale in Sydney   (Dec 2013,  139kb)

Strategic Hamlet: I could be bound in a nutshell, and count myself a king of infinite space (Shakespeare, 1603)

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Wharf Terrace disabled-access elevator at Lincoln Crescent in Woolloomooloo   (Jan 2012,  228kb)

Electric tribalism: Searchlights to seek out any remaining patriotism

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Preparations for the 2019 Australia Day celebrations, Circular Quay Sydney   (Jan 2019,  384kb)

Weaponising virtue: 7 817 247 agreed, 4 873 987 did not (Cth Marriage Survey, 2017)

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Corner of Liberty and Trafalgar at Stanmore   (Nov 2017,  376kb)

Winning the argument: Vietnam taught us that protesting & activism were good for our collective souls

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Palestinian demonstrators on George Street, Sydney CBD   (Aug 2014,  253kb)

A luminous & symbolic affirmation of Contemporary Art: Only a coterie of influential writers, scholars, gallerists and curators could reveal hard-won truths to CHALLENGE white-male privilege, TRANSCEND the populist spectacle of skill and EMBRACE the authentic spit and scribble of maternal awareness; EXPOSE our complicity in colonialism, mindfully CHASTISE the church, and CELEBRATE the fantastical meticulously posed tableau-vivants of perspicacious activists, blak luminaries, enigmatic graffiti-artists, inspirational nano-minorities, magically intriguing children, peripatetic friends and outré pets

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Forbes Street studio in Woolloomooloo   (Oct 2012,  262kb)

Contumacious determination: As servants of the court, lawyers had a duty to finesse reality to the point where outcomes matched expectations

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Addison Road community centre, Marrickville   (Sep 2012,  252kb)

Once I built a railroad: Delayed due to an operational issuePostponed due to a train requiring mechanical repairsNo trains this weekend due to scheduled track-workCancelled due to a staff availability issueLate due to mechanical problems earlier onRunning late and out of timetable order due to a broken pantographTransport authorities have urged passengers allow additional travel time, listen to announcements and check indicator boards as stopping patterns may change at short noticeThis service has been cancelled due to an electrical fault, passengers should disembark and transfer to the suburban service waiting at platform fourPassengers be advised that we are proceeding slowly due to some track failures, and if we make it through the next signal then we should be right to proceedDelays as a result of a number of unexpected incidents including a tree falling onto the tracks between St Leonards and Wollstonecraft, and a fire to sleepers at North StrathfieldThere may be a short delay at Penrith while the rear carriage is checked for possible contaminationNo trains this weekend due to scheduled track-workTrains have been suspended between Lawson and Penrith due to a tree on the tracks near LindenDelayed by approximately 41 minutes due a person threatening self-harm at LithgowPostponed due to urgent power supply repairsRunning 27 minutes late due to a tree caught in the overhead wiring at Blaxland35 minutes late due to passenger with a medical emergencyOther incidents including multiple self-harm attempts and trespassers on the tracks at Doonside and BellambiDelayed due to a police operation at AshfieldNo trains this weekend due to scheduled track-workMajor delays on all lines due to a fatality at Mortdale. Please consider postponing your journey or using alternative transport

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Macdonaldtown rail viaduct   (Mar 1983,  415kb)

Despite the sisterhood: It took a long time to shrug off the Superwoman myth

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W-H portrait session, Hurstville   (Jun 1991,  319kb)

Cultural attrition: Civility could not last forever in a vacuum

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Wall graffito, subsequently painted over, in a Pitt Street Lane near Town Hall   (Oct 2012,  401kb)

The Law of Conservation of Sport: When bread ↓ then circus ↑

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Footy supporters watch their team lose at Panthers Park   (Jul 2003,  401kb)

Vibrant isolation: Kindly use mobile phone — door knocking cannot be heard at back of house

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Young Street terrace doorway (since repainted) at Annandale — the quotation is from a small placard on the door (since removed)   (Sep 2015,  347kb)

Staying apart kept us together: Everyone had an equal opportunity to inherit a luxurious harbourside mansion

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Front entrance gate on Wylde Street, Potts Point   (Nov 2020,  505kb)

Spirited formalism: Everyone benefited from our unwavering commitment to growth

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The cascading waterfall entrance to the NGV, Melbourne   (Apr 2019,  468kb)

T-boned into touch: The truth was whatever you wanted it to be

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Rug Sales on Parramatta Road, Lidcome   (May 2017,  434kb)

Allow plenty of additional travel time: Divided cities where employment and education were intentionally centralised, forcing the non-rich to commute for hours from the remote urban fringe

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Trains on the T1 Western Line pass through Burwood Station   (Apr 2015,  245kb)

Cordon sanitaire: Better days will return: We will be with our friends again; We will be with our families again; We will meet again (EIIR, 2020)

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Bollards at Warrimoo   (Oct 2019,  457kb)

Grand theft generations: With all the cheap debt we created, our generation could comfortably retire to apartments in the sky

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Jacksons Landing at Pyrmont in Sydney   (Jan 2013,  197kb)

Community standards : The landscape was punctuated by eye-popping advertisements for agile entrepreneurs

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Dulwich Hill skate park   (Sep 2015,  112kb)

Break with the past: Artefacts of violence for a museum of the future

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TV antenna remains at the 911 Memorial Museum   (Oct 2017,  436kb)

Known unknowns: A large number of people spent their lives up the Cross

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Fitzroy Gardens & Park in Kings Cross   (May 2003,  395kb)

ISO excursions: Reporters and politicians kept telling us that we were all in it together

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Masked pedestrians at Darling Harbour, Sydney   (Apr 2020,  236kb)

Manufacturing Eros: Productivity was enhanced by using retouched images of unavailable young women

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Workbench at the Pottery Estate, Lithgow   (Jun 2019,  366kb)

Face East: Using only market principles and wise leadership, the CCP took China from an agrarian backwater to benevolent superpower, and everyone benefited

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St Collins Lane arcade, Melbourne   (Apr 2019,  376kb)

Brett's armchair: The same music in different people's hands

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Sixteenth floor, Harbourside Apartments   (Jan 2019,  354kb)

Crying at the discotheque: Fancy footwork on the dance-floor; Twirling arms, thrusting hands and random gropes; Secret pipe necklaces; GHB & Rohypnol spiked drinks; Tears, denials and retracted statutory declarations

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Queen Victoria Building “disco” Christmas lights, Sydney   (Oct 2020,  282kb)

The sun shone on the Supreme Leader: The inspection of State Food Waste & Offal Processing Plant #2193 inspired genuine patriots to brandish flowers

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Fast-food franchise at Old Canterbury Road, Hurlstone Park   (Oct 2015,  222kb)

Laps around the sun: Quiet voices in a quiet room; The graceful movements of her hands; The warmth and joy inside the circle of her white dress; A few more hours and we were gone

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Turning circle (since repainted) outside Central Station, Sydney   (Mar 2019,  610kb)

Driving home for Christmas: Childhood holidays strapped into the back seat of a car

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Christmas display, Centrepoint Sydney   (Dec 2019,  291kb)

Dolchstoßlegende: Constantly looking back was regarded as being highly evocative

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Photography at Observatory Hill, Sydney   (Jan 2020,  604kb)

Lotus, Porsha & Mersaydees: Part of Bogan Pride was to give your children the miss-spelled names of brands you hoped one day they would steal

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Excavation of an ex-service station at Bullaburra in the Blue Mountains   (Feb 2011,  418kb)

Keeping the Sixties alive: The memory of a beloved wife, the promise to a dead brother, the customers who only came to whisper and stare

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Olympia milk-bar & hair salon at Parramatta Road, Annandale   (Jul 2016,  397kb)

Thought showers: In order to win-win incentivise our key stakeholders and boost our synergies, we held roundtable meetings, did some blue-sky thinking, got our ducks in a row, and facilitated a new cut-through paradigm

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The Olympic Cauldron from the greatest Olympic Games in the 21st century   (Aug 2017,  359kb)

Banking the peace dividend: From cold-war swords to ironic appropriation

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“To Poseidon” sculpture by Xia Hang, at the Australian National Maritime Museum   (Apr 2019,  343kb)

Crucify your mind: I really thought that love would save us all (Lennon, 1980)

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The exterior of the Greek Orthodox church of Saint Peter & Paul (since repainted), at Petersham   (Sep 2012,  409kb)

The Fine-Dining Industrial Complex: There was no better way to achieve contentment than to be seen dining in a hatted restaurant

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Restaurant exhaust stacks, Sydney Overseas Passenger Terminal   (Jan 2019,  150kb)

Life under the occupation: We turned the Fragmented into the Harmonised by encouraging our staff to compile their own dossiers

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Revolving doors at the ANZ bank building, in Castlereagh Street   (Aug 2014,  226kb)

Free at last: Your mortgage turned out to be the perfect forced-savings vehicle

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Victoria Street terrace, Kings Cross   (Jul 2018,  355kb)

Racquet Kultur: Watch, cheer, drink, boo, repeat

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Show Court #3 outside the Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne Tennis Centre   (Apr 2019,  293kb)

Building a narrative of hope: Imagine…

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Strawberry Fields tourist attraction, Central Park NYC   (Oct 2017,  425kb)

Operational Matters: VIP Lounges, lotteries, pokies, meat-trays and sky-high aspirations

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Behind the Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, Dunedin NZ   (Nov 2017,  238kb)

Boxing day specials: We gradually fortified our cities, one concrete block at a time

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Anti vehicle-ramming barriers at George Street, Sydney   (Dec 2017,  188kb)

Ever present eye: A watchful landscape of photographers to record your every moment

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Anzac Day photographers, Park Street Sydney   (Apr 2018,  257kb)

True deliverance make: Be sure your sins will find you out

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Clothesline posts at Millers Point   (Aug 2016,  253kb)

Tourist bonanza: From aquarium to fish-soup in one generation

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Tourists at the McMahon Point ferry wharf, Sydney   (Jan 2019,  329kb)

Ensure the right outcome: Now was not the time for change

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NSW election voting centre at Town Hall   (Mar 2019,  475kb)

It was just a jump to the left: Because it was such an inherently good thing, we were convinced that liberal democracy would sweep the entire world

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Pedestrian passageway at Potts Point   (Dec 2015,  398kb)

Gone a million: The rich were always with us

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Abandoned Rolls-Royce automobile at Hiles Street in Alexandria   (Jun 2015,  293kb)

Molecular cogs: Free markets guaranteed we could enjoy the same products and services everywhere

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Nike Savas installation at Macquarie Centre, Sydney   (Dec 2017,  455kb)

We two formed a multitude: I still remember the first time I saw you

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Abandoned shopping trolleys at Shoreline Drive in Rhodes   (Dec 2015,  367kb)

A few personal blow-outs: Success, optimism, power, glamour, excuses, lies

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Corner of Chippendale lane, near Central   (Jul 2017,  256kb)

Null pointers: Always remember who you were and what you fought for

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Castlereagh Hotel Remembrance Shrine, Sydney   (Jan 2019,  211kb)

Without bias or agenda: Journalism is the pursuit of verifiable truth — it's an existential fight against conspiracy theories, fake news, voluble opinions, false balance, online bandwagons, talking points, against activists who claim to be in the truth business, but are actually in the point-of-view business (The Guardian, 2018)

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State of Origin victory celebration for the NSW Blues at the Northern Broad-walk, Sydney Opera House   (Jul 2014,  263kb)

$6.48 billion well spent: Top businessmen, party-members, bureaucrats and media cadres cheered. The IOC, AOCA, SOCOG, SOPA, ORTA, ASC and AIS concurred. Our Heroes puffed and flexed and skipped and hopped and leapt and kicked and twisted and splashed. Sharks were jumped. We paid

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The endlessly gushing tubes of the fountain at Olympic Park   (Jan 2011,  346kb)

Discrimination positive: Half the population were archetypes, the other half stereotypes

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Extended phenotypes at Addison Road in Marrickville   (Sep 2012,  286kb)

By this sign you shall conquer: Iota, Eta, Sigma: to die poor was a sin

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South Head General Cemetery, at Vaucluse   (Nov 2016,  167kb)

Direct instruction: Art could only be enjoyed when someone told you how

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AGNSW tour guide, Sydney   (Mar 2019,  167kb)

The big day: The bent-knee proposal in a fast-food restaurant; The princess-cut engagement ring; The effortlessly stylish top knot bun extension; The fake-tan & lip augmentation injections; The ivory patent leather classic ballerina flats; The bridesmaids' hair extensions & wrist corsages & hand-printed banana yellow kaftans & daisy crowns & frangipani espadrilles; The stunning $20k bespoke wedding dress; The delicious hand-selected vegetables picked that morning from the chateau gardens; The awesome Ottolenghi-style vegetarian feasts with steaming pork bao; The hand-cut white peonies; The polka-dotted ribbon for the mason jars; The bubble cyclone machines; The Disney love songs; The pack of wedding paparazzi; The rhinestone encrusted complimentary selfie sticks; The juggling flower-girl triplets; The wow-factor troupe of wedding drummers; The PolAir hovering above the reception; The flashing LED hula-hoops to get the guests dancing; The surprise flash-mob doing a really gorgeous TikTok dance; The last-minute bridesmaid replacements; The honour-guard of kids from previous marriages; The Labradoodle ring-bearer; The two dozen pure white doves for the 3m tall vegan gluten-free celebration cake… But best of all, what about the hot pink ride!…

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Wedding-hire 14 Seater H2 Stretch Hummer at Luna Park, Milsons Point   (Oct 2014,  259kb)

The post-industrial well-being complex: A lifetime of small authentic moments, where we mindfully chanted whale-song modalities, aligned our vibrational energy, feasted from the whole pantry, embraced our expansion, and followed our bliss down the path to soulistic wellness

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Sydney Olympic Park RSPCA stalls   (May 2018,  347kb)

Release the bats: Live music, caterwauling karaoke & rows of blinking poker-machines

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Nick Cave from The Birthday Party at Sydney University Refectory   (Jan 1982,  233kb)

Raise the LED flag: The lights dimmed all over a divided America

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Times Square US Armed Forces recruiting station, NYC   (Oct 2017,  219kb)

Redefining perfection: You press the button, we do the rest (Eastman, 1888)

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Laurie Daley and fans at SOH   (Jul 2014,  298kb)

Beneath the iron ceiling: Social mobility was bunk

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Lord Sheffield Circuit at Penrith   (Apr 2017,  90kb)

Freedom behind the wheel: We streamed down packed motorways, clutching tickets to the road-trauma lottery

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Tyre burn-outs in an abandoned housing development at Faulconbridge, in the Blue Mountains   (Dec 2012,  608kb)

A peaceful place to relax & recharge: Backyard gardens shrank as the urban population ballooned

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Dumbarton street garden, McMahons Point   (Sep 2018,  588kb)

Go hard or go home: The past was green, the present grey and the future black

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Harbour Sands at Darling Harbour   (Jan 2017,  470kb)

Race Day chic: Ladies in the public enclosure would enjoy themselves during the Cup aftermath

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Rosehill Racecourse, Melbourne Cup hairdresser's picnic   (Nov 2005,  304kb)

Sub judice everywhere: It became necessary to destroy Justice in order to save the Legal System

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Pursuant to s.8(e) of the NSW Court Suppression and Non-publication Orders Act 2010, along with the strict confidentiality provisions under s.462 of the Legal Profession Uniform Law (NSW), the reason(s) for including this scene in this project cannot be disclosed for legal reasons.   (Sep 2014,  126kb)

Private splendour: The poorest people with the most expensive phones; the brightest children in the most dilapidated schools; the best cars on the worst roads

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Luxury cars gleam in the parking space behind a Kogarah real-estate agency   (Apr 2011,  201kb)

Deliciously simple: Between mouthfuls we would chat endlessly about zest and flavour and all the things we liked & didn't like to eat

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Acland Cake Shop window display, St Kilda Melbourne   (Apr 2019,  347kb)

White feather memes: You were never safe, for evidence of men's sexual and psychological violence against women could be found everywhere

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Anti-rape posters in Faversham Street, Sydenham   (Sep 2012,  369kb)

The Wall is the Wall: (Trump, 2018)

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Busking opposite Sydney Town Hall   (Jan 2018,  276kb)

Status quo bias: We loved each other like it was the end of the world

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Cockle Bay promenade, Darling Harbour   (Dec 2003,  355kb)

Aesthetic superiority: Historical data was of little use to a market which always looked forward

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Step into Paradise Exhibition at Powerhouse Museum, Sydney   (Jan 2020,  455kb)

All those moments: If only we had off-world colonies for a chance to begin again

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Times Square, NYC   (Oct 2017,  365kb)

One-way journey: On a sailing ship to nowhere, leaving any place (Yes, 1971)

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Ovation of the Seas cruise-liner at the Sydney Overseas Passenger Terminal   (Dec 2017,  213kb)

Virtue signalling: There was scarcely a moment to breathe. We debated, blogged, seminared and protested for action on enlightened social politics. We challenged identity and spread awareness. We took a knee and posted black squares. We exposed bigotry, shouted down intolerance and insisted on total consensus. We condemned culturally inappropriate images and texts. We policed the narrative, unleashing a pile-on of mockery, contempt and disparagement whenever someone caused offence. For we were infallible and pure, and the world was better for it

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An air-filled waver during the Sydney Swans celebrations, at Sydney Town Hall   (Oct 2012,  226kb)

Capitalist idyll: The Colonel saw, the Colonel knew, the Colonel understood

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Fast-food franchise hoarding at Parramatta Road, Five Dock   (Sep 2016,  167kb)

Poly-dimensional facets: GDP versus infrastructure versus ecology versus quality-of-life versus unrestrained population growth

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Darling Harbour under the express-way, Sydney   (Apr 2017,  255kb)

Efficiency dividend: A land full of opportunity, where hard work, business acumen and fair play guaranteed a better life. Where talented individuals from outside wealthy families could easily fulfil their potential, and where everyone rose or fell solely upon their individual efforts

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Darling Point ferry wharf, Sydney   (Jan 2017,  234kb)

With peace and glory ahead: The Special Relationship solidly underpinned our globalist prosperity

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Council kerbside clean-up, Darling Point   (Jan 2017,  387kb)

Going beyond borders: Canonical ideals of liberalism, radical openness, pantribal confraternity, provocation & resistance, multiculturalism, anti-sovereignty, anti-colonialism, anti-xenophobia, wanderlust, fundamental human rights, the rules-based international order, growth & enterprise, genuine compassion for society's most vulnerable, rootless cosmopolitanism, watch-lists, quarantine camps, supermarket riots, hospital ships and hard lockdowns

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Confetti remnants of the 2012 Swans Victory Parade   (Oct 2012,  499kb)

Forever Woke: For over thirty years the Left was colonised by upper middle class lawyers, scholars and activists. So the focus shifted from economic inequality and wealth-redistribution, to less threatening and more easily achievable symbolic goals like refugees, multiculturalism and identity politics

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Freethought Book Exchange (since demolished) at Regent Street Chippendale   (Apr 2014,  331kb)

Mission statement: We auctioned the Glory of the coming of the Lord

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What was once an Anglican church, but became an open-plan dwelling, at Warrimoo in the Blue Mountains   (Jul 2011,  177kb)

The militaristic subtext: Despite decades of “peace”, our every move was underpinned by “security”

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The crypt beneath the Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne   (Apr 2019,  283kb)

Malpractice with impunity: A Health spokeswoman said: Sentinel events are part of a confidential and privileged reporting process which respects patient privacy and encourages clinicians to openly report adverse events […] data on hospital-acquired complications are also not published to protect the confidentiality of individuals

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Tombstones at Camperdown cemetery, Newtown   (Jun 2015,  355kb)

Cameo soulmate: Late golden sunshine along Rae street; A hand full of unexpected rings; Marry well and inherit big she said; And other practical things

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Project Halo at Central Park in Sydney   (Apr 2014,  315kb)

The well-stamped passport: Take another selfie and move on, criss-cross the planet to only find yourself

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Group self-portraits at Sydney Cove   (Aug 2014,  249kb)

Survival of the richest: We spent our days counting our unearned income, in the comfort and safety of our own bunkers

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Australia's wealthiest street, Wolseley Road Point Piper   (Sep 2012,  319kb)

Empire of the self: Bring distant points of interest within close range by the use of this machine

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Empire State Building observation deck, NYC   (Oct 2017,  367kb)

Organised Religion: … turned out to be not so organised

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Greek Orthodox church on Belgrave Street, Kogarah   (Oct 2013,  339kb)

Cathedrals of parking: Neo-Jerusalem, Post-Amritsar. We sat for hours in cantilevered pews to ponder the imponderable

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The north-western face of the Penrith Plaza car-park   (Oct 2010,  233kb)

Together at last: A journey of nine hundred and eighty seven thousand, six hundred and forty three miles began with a single step

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Newly-weds at Grand Central Station, NYC   (Oct 2017,  248kb)

There was someone for everyone: The Sexual Revolution turned out to be a winners & losers end-game

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Bollards at Circular Quay, in Sydney   (Oct 2013,  591kb)

Some kind of connection: Pets lifted our spirits and reminded us of who we really were

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On the Parramatta ferry to Abbotsford   (Mar 2015,  314kb)

Bench blanket bingo: Cover, cloak, camouflage, cape, napkin, shroud

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Coalcliff station platform, South Coast NSW   (Apr 2012,  345kb)

Bureaucracy was innate: The Board was my shepherd [✓]  Whose fixation on process and micromanagement [✓]  Circumscribed the very essence of my soul [✓]  Surely goodness and mercy followed me all the days of my life [✓]  Provided I placed a tick in every box [✗]

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Harmony and reason at the Lithgow County-Council depot   (Apr 2012,  330kb)

Клином the revolution: Despite a century of progressive activism, the Whites were not beaten by the Red Wedge

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Mega mall at Auburn   (May 2017,  134kb)

Staying on message: Sectarian quarrelling went on for so long that it etched itself into the background

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Christian propaganda (since removed) at Belmore Park Sydney Central   (Apr 2016,  703kb)

Perseverating hope: It took almost a century to pivot from sound fundamentals and prosperity around the corner to V-shaped recoveries and snapping back

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Broadway bus-stop beggar, Central   (Jan 2020,  124kb)

Prophetic methodology: Remember, do not stop shooting even if u see women or kids — no mercy is Rule One (Haroon, 2016)

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Lindt Café siege flower memorial at Martin Place, Sydney   (Dec 2014,  400kb)

The Moneyland luxe vibe: Credit was easy at near-zero interest rates; Everyone was flipping mortgaged houses and betting on cryptocurrencies; Every month the stock-market soared to record new heights; There were hundreds of trillions of dollars of global stimulus; Asset prices were at what appeared to be a permanently high plateau…

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Living statue performer at Circular Quay   (Jul 2017,  334kb)

A story of the margins: The parking just couldn't be easier

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Ex-Arnotts biscuit factory car park at North Strathfield   (Jun 2017,  408kb)

Logic had nothing to do with oppression: (Steinem, 1983)

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Egalitarian architecture at Wunulla Road in Point Piper   (Sep 2012,  238kb)

A fit country for heroes to live in: With a place for everyone and everyone in their place

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Homeless on Pitt Street Mall, Sydney   (May 2016,  373kb)

Looking back: We stood by the Well of Contemplation to admire the sacrifice of others

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Hall of Memory, Anzac Memorial Sydney   (Jan 2020,  220kb)

Electric evanescence: All the bright lights could not conceal the darkness

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Luna Park Friday night rides   (Jan 2019,  459kb)

Character arc: We worked hard to broaden the variety of gender roles

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Sydney candid triptych   (Oct 2014,  268kb)

Suburban psychodrama: Our belief in the future was clearly expressed through our urban architecture

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Front yard gate, Great Western Highway   (May 2019,  297kb)

Fungible ideology: It required little effort to go from “SJW” to “WSJ”

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The much leveraged Fearless Girl statue, NYC   (Oct 2017,  287kb)

F2F heroes: Who was the faker and who was the fake?

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Madame Tussauds Sydney, Darling Harbour   (Jan 2019,  153kb)

Swag limited: Prior to the 1990s, every decade had its own distinctive style and elegance

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The Krystyna Campbell-Pretty Fashion Gift, NGV Melbourne   (Apr 2019,  238kb)

A fortress of your art: Few noticed the post-modern irony of appropriating the design of the Naval Range-finding Tower MP-3 at Pleinmont

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Solomon R Guggenheim museum, NYC   (Oct 2017,  135kb)

Contraindications: We would sing while hurling five-kilogram spherical masses

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Strike Bowling, King Street Wharf Darling Harbour   (Jan 2019,  181kb)

Accidentally meta street: The epistemological post-analytical reflection about the Aesthetic Theory of Nihilistic Communitarianism was spoiled by unhelpfully self-referential footnotes

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Infinite regressions at Croydon   (Sep 2016,  136kb)

Carnival ride: As we grew older, we craved the luxurious pampering offered by floating Xanadus

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Majestic Princess cruise liner, Circular Quay   (Jan 2020,  264kb)

Embrace your onco: The importance of sports betting just took off mate

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Waratahs promotion at Olympic Park   (Aug 2017,  234kb)

Zero-day vulnerability: In 2020 Novel Sars-CoV-2 was everywhere. It infected tens of millions and killed 3800 a day. As in 1918, health workers looked on helplessly while we were again ordered to wear masks. Life went into a series of temporary lockdowns. GDP plunged, bourses soared and the footy was rebooted

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Balaclava sculpture at the Newtown Tram Depot   (Jul 2019,  493kb)

In a cage of gold: Not all marriages were happily ever after

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Australia's wealthiest street, Wolseley Road Point Piper   (Sep 2012,  305kb)

The week in heteropatriarchy: When this is all over, gender studies professors are going to have a hell of time explaining what happened (Valenti, 2017)

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Supplement Warehouse on Sunnyholt Road, Blacktown   (Aug 2015,  254kb)

Because austerity: Calvin Coolidge was right: we were in a New Era of prosperity

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Bird cages outside the China Lane restaurant, at Angel Place in Sydney   (Oct 2013,  323kb)

The remarkable accomplishment: The fact that we had decades of peaceful multiculturalism was an incredible achievement (Turnbull, 2017)

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A diverse congregation gathers after service at St Pauls Cathedral, Melbourne   (Apr 2019,  271kb)

How did we ever get here?: An unending mausoleum of reinforced concrete, seen through windscreens streaked with tears

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Ventilation funnels atop the Kogarah Railway Station car-park   (Apr 2011,  102kb)

A little flu: We decided to let the virus run its course and bet that it wouldn't kill too many

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Masked passenger, near Glenbrook   (Jan 2020,  218kb)

Put the person before the disability: Inclusiveness meant telling everyone how much you cared

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Beneath the Western Distributor on Harris Street in Ultimo   (Jan 2013,  310kb)

I could have drunk a river: A couple of schooners, a case of Smirnoff Ice Double Black vodka, a few more shots at the Dragon Lounge, and I was yours

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Abandoned refreshments near Gas Lane, in Millers Point   (Jan 2014,  408kb)

Aloha Oe: Our way of life faded right before our eyes

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Pacific themed vintage car, High Street Penrith   (Mar 2018,  378kb)

In the marketplace of educational options: I think all high-fee independent schools are working hard on social justice initiatives to overcome a sense of entitlement. There can be tension, but that is the challenge of the school (Mulford, 2020)

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The tennis courts of a GPS school in Stanmore   (Sep 2012,  268kb)

The art of phrasing: Closed voicing among the festival distractions

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Guitar seller, Winter Magic festival at Katoomba   (Jun 2019,  331kb)

Foamy frappuccino in a sea of amber: Our restaurant and coffee habits were those of a thriving economy, not an anxious nation

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Empty beer kegs outside the Abercrombie Hotel at Broadway   (Oct 2012,  268kb)

To provide authentic self-regulation: Your choice was very simple: be supportive or be silent

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The statue of Bruce Lee prior to unveiling at the Kogarah Town Centre   (Mar 2011,  247kb)

Under the rainbow: We had a solemn moral duty to embrace freedom, love, social justice and fundamental human rights

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Marriage Law Postal Survey posters outside the Imperial Hotel at Erskinville   (Sep 2017,  311kb)

Watch and act: Seeking asylum was a fundamental human right which could not be overruled by popularity contests

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The Edge at Eureka Skydeck, Melbourne   (Apr 2019,  259kb)

Scenes from the new world: The Welcoming Culture guaranteed a kaleidoscope of culinary delights

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Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne   (Apr 2019,  156kb)

Nowhere was safe from Footy: 11 touches, 5 tackles, 3 clearances and 1 goal; Controlling, Non-controlling, Boundary and Goal umpires; Yes! Go! Kick! Woohoo! Run! Stop! Mark! No! What?! Miss! Boo! Exit Gate 3 ten minutes before the final siren; Shoving and yelling at Jolimont-MCG station

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Melbourne vs St Kilda AFL game, MCG Melbourne   (Apr 2019,  399kb)

Trouble in Luvvyland: Decades of careful instruction about positive social progress failed to achieve the desired outcome

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Apartment building at the top of View Street, Dunedin NZ   (Nov 2017,  472kb)

Retrofitting diversity: The Sisyphean task of ousting stereotypes and redefining blakness in privileged white spaces

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Bent Street, Lithgow.   (Apr 2012,  349kb)

The new world order: We had to positively reform the social contract to grow the number of billionaires

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Torn up posters on Parramatta Road, Strathfield   (Jul 2014,  366kb)