June 09, 2003


Improved Sydney suburb slogans. Linked here at Bondi Junction, “home of the drunken Irish backpacker”.

Posted by Tim Blair at June 9, 2003 12:05 PM

Actually Tim, I was in Australia a few months ago and realised exactly how much Bondi Junction now resembles the Gaza Strip.

They really did'nt need to go that far to make the residents of the Hall St precinct feel so much at home (surely)

Posted by: nic at June 9, 2003 at 04:34 PM

Hall Street's had the Gaza thing going years ago. In 1982 there was an Arab car bomb that went off in the basement of the Hakoah Club, co-ordinated with a bombing at the Israeli consulate several hours earlier. Of course this has absolutely nothing to do with islamic immigration, and anyone who thinks it does is obviously a racist.

Posted by: Clem Snide at June 10, 2003 at 02:35 AM

The spiders in Australia are massive - some of them have their own keys!

Posted by: Martin at June 10, 2003 at 05:38 AM

It's Bondi Beach, not Bondi Junction that is the home of the drunken Irish backpacker. Come to think of it, the term "drunken irish" is a tautology.

Posted by: Peter at June 10, 2003 at 08:57 AM

Hall Street is in Bondi Beach you ignoramuses. Bondi Junction is 2 kilometres away.

The centre of Bondi Junction is currently being completely rebuilt. So it does look like a war zone. This is a project which Melbourne people might find hard to fathom, as they are not used to much large scale building going on in their environs.

Posted by: Peter at June 10, 2003 at 09:10 AM

How about this for Auburn ?

Many arses, one hole

Posted by: Rob at June 10, 2003 at 01:06 PM

Coogee has also been taken over by drunken foul-mouthed Irish and English tourists. Most of the locals have moved out. Including me.

Posted by: dee at June 11, 2003 at 04:42 PM