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110679

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I. C. Willis 2016 Westies, Bogans and Yobbos. What's in a name? Camden History Notes https://camdenhistorynotes.wordpress.com/2016/06/09/westies-bogans-and-yobbos-whats-in-a-name/

Abstract

What's in a name? Quite a lot if you live in the fringe urban communities of Campbelltown, Camden or Picton in the Macarthur district on Sydney's rural-urban fringe. In the past these communities have been fiercely parochial country towns with clearly identifiable differences based on history, heritage, traditions, mythology, rituals, demographics, local government and a host of other factors. With the encroachment of Sydney's urban sprawl they have been wrapped up by the tentacles of the metropolitan octopus and faced challenges on a variety of fronts. The questions that this article raises concern Macarthur regionalism. Is it authentic? How representative is it of the former country towns that are now incorporated within it?

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