BEAT­ING THAT BOGAN IM­AGE

Kwinana Courier - - Opinion -

MY breath was taken away by Sarah Coote’s drone video Fly­ing with Na­ture (see pages 1 and 32). The film cap­tures our rugged coast­line and amaz­ing marine life at Shoalwater. In con­trast, I came across the def­i­ni­tion of Rock­ing­ham ac­cord­ing to Ur­ban Dic­tionary: “A very nice look­ing place, clean beaches and an al­most touristy feel to the un­trained eye. “Spend a few hours and you get to see the real place... Tapout shirts, bad tat­toos, loose DC sneak­ers, rats’ tails and old com­modores pol­lute the streets. “Those from there will use smaller places in the area (namely Safety Bay, Waikiki, Port Kennedy or Baldivis) to hide the fact they live in Rock­ing­ham. “Though nowa­days, ad­mit­ting you’re from Baldivis just means you’re a cashed up bogan (mine money) with the lat­est XR8 in the most out there colour avail­able (di­ar­rhoea green, pur­ple or off-or­ange).” The post, from 2011, made me re­alise how far we’ve come.

Vanessa Sch­mitt, Ed­i­tor

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