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Gangs Of Footscray

By Vietnamese Boy  (booksie.com)

The story of a man who wanted it all. And discovered that you can't have it all. Where did this happen? In Melbourne, Australia.

Short Story | Updated Mar 4, 2013 | Reads: 162 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: Footscray,Melbourne,Gary,David,Tina,Heroin

2020's NIGHTMARE VISION

By Philip Roberts  (booksie.com)

Kevin Rudd’s overt concern for the future, at the expense of people now living in poverty. Remember, "Live for today … there is no tomorrow!

Poetry | Updated Jan 18, 2013 | Reads: 4 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: Alp,Australian,Fascism,Dictatorship,Footscray,Hoplessness,Kevin,Rudd,Labor,Party,Melbourne,Poverty,Totalitarianism

IPOD Vs DJ Vs Band Options For Your Wedding

By Weddingbandsmelbourne  (booksie.com)

With the rise of technology, free music downloads and many couples looking to cut wedding costs anyway they can, it makes sense that there has been an increase in the amount of people choosing to have Ipod weddings.

Article | Updated Jun 5, 2012 | Reads: 5 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: Wedding,Bands,Melbourne,Singing,Lessons,Entertainment,Corporate

5 Ways To Reduce Wedding Day Stress

By Weddingbandsmelbourne  (booksie.com)

There is no way around it, weddings are a stressful time. Planning any big event has a certain level of stress. But put everyone you care about in a room and fill it with lifelong expectations and future hopes and dreams and families who often don’t get along and you have a recipe for the...

Article | Updated Jun 5, 2012 | Reads: 6 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: Wedding,Bands,Melbourne,Entertainment,Band,For,Hire

Goodbye Comrades

By Peter Pogany  (booksie.com)

A couple escapes from communist-controlled Eastern Europe and settles in Australia.

Short Story | Updated Apr 5, 2012 | Reads: 3 | Comments: 1 | Likes: 1
Tags: Budapest,Copenhagen,Melbourne,Life,Under,Communism,Emigration,To,Australia,George,Lukacs

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Melbourne Show

By Cherrylchisholm  (booksie.com)

melbourne show story

Short Story | Updated Oct 23, 2011 | Reads: 0 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: Melbourne,Show A,Day,Out,To,The,Show

CBD (I) (a Diamante)

By Philip Roberts  (booksie.com)

A diamante about the gloominess about heartless, soulless Melbourne.

Poetry | Updated Mar 23, 2011 | Reads: 0 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: Melbourne,Footscray,Maribyrnong,Misery,Poverty,Suffering,Helplessness,Homelessness,Hopelessness,Despair,Desperation,Australia

THE CITY (I) (a Diamante)

By Philip Roberts  (booksie.com)

A diamante about the gloominess about heartless, soulless Melbourne.

Poetry | Updated Mar 23, 2011 | Reads: 2 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: Melbourne,Footscray,Maribyrnong,Misery,Poverty,Suffering,Helplessness,Homelessness,Hopelessness,Despair,Desperation,Australia

AUSTRALIA (a Diamante)

By Philip Roberts  (booksie.com)

Another Diamante verse about the awfulness of Australia if you are poor.

Poetry | Updated Mar 23, 2011 | Reads: 1 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: Melbourne,Footscray,Maribyrnong,Misery,Poverty,Suffering,Helplessness,Homelessness,Hopelessness,Despair,Desperation,Australia

MELBOURNE TOWN (a Diamante)

By Philip Roberts  (booksie.com)

I don't seem to be able to escape the horrors of Melbourne's western suburbs. I was born there and will probably die there also.

Poetry | Updated Mar 22, 2011 | Reads: 1 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: Melbourne,Footscray,Maribyrnong,Misery,Poverty,Suffering,Helplessness,Homelessness,Hopelessness

MARIBYRNONG (a Diamante)

By Philip Roberts  (booksie.com)

A diamante is an unusual poem with the structure: Line 1: subject Line 2: Two Adjectives Line 3: Three gerunds(’ing words) Line 4: Four words about the subject Line 5: Three gerunds(’ing words) Line 6: Two adjectives Line 7: Synonym for the subject

Poetry | Updated Mar 22, 2011 | Reads: 1 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: Melbourne,Footscray,Maribyrnong,Misery,Poverty,Suffering,Helplessness,Homelessness,Hopelessness

FOOTSCRAY (a Diamante)

By Philip Roberts  (booksie.com)

A diamante is an unusual poem with the structure: Line 1: subject Line 2: Two Adjectives Line 3: Three gerunds(’ing words) Line 4: Four words about the subject Line 5: Three gerunds(’ing words) Line 6: Two adjectives Line 7: Synonym for the subject

Poetry | Updated Mar 22, 2011 | Reads: 1 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: Melbourne,Footscray,Maribyrnong,Misery,Poverty,Suffering,Helplessness,Homelessness,Hopelessness

Worst Of The Worst

By Mbonline  (booksie.com)

Comparison and contrast essay comparing Miami, FL and Melbourne, FL.

Essay | Updated Mar 17, 2011 | Reads: 19 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: Relocation,Miami,Melbourne,Florida

WIPE-OUT ... SERF DAYS

By Philip Roberts  (booksie.com)

In the middle ages there was a monstrous form of slavery, where you had to sell yourself to en employer to get work. The employer could then legally whip or even kill you if unsatisfied with your work. Queen Elizabeth I outlawed this monstrous act called serfdom in 1574. In the mid 1990s a...

Poetry | Updated Jan 27, 2011 | Reads: 0 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: Sweatshops,Melbourne,Human,Rights,Violations,Workers,Working,Conditions,Ubdustrial,Relations,Workplace,Contracts

A WEEK IN A FOOTSCRAY SWEATSHOP

By Philip Roberts  (booksie.com)

Wrote this and the last poem after watching a documentary about Asian sweatshops, which ended by saying that we had not had such sweatshops in Australia since the 1960s. Wrong! I worked in horrific sweatshops in the 1970s and early '80s, and they still exist in and around Melbourne to this day!

Poetry | Updated Jan 27, 2011 | Reads: 1 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: Sweatshops,Melbourne,Human,Rights,Violations,Workers,Working,Conditions,Industrial,Relations

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