Australia’s top bogan suburb – They name a few in Canberra!

dr phil 4 August 2009 125

I was looking at the punch today and they have a list of Australia’s top bogan suburbs:

    Albion Park NSW, Dandenong Vic, Kambah ACT, Redcliffe Qld, Wyoming NSW, Salisbury SA, Chigwell Tas, Ipswich Qld, Rockingham WA, Moe Vic.

Who said Canberra has a bogan suburb?

    “Canberra’s sprawling suburbs are so huge that they are split into several regions of suburbs, Woden, Belconnen (Belco) and Tuggeranong (Tuggers) and therefore, like any suburban mass, become booner/bogan territory,” he writes.

    “Tuggers and Belconnen Belco are by far the best contenders with large clusters of booner suburbs. Before I hear complaints I am aware that Queanbeyan would win in a count back but is disqualified on the technicality that it is in NSW not the ACT. So the final best bogan/booner suburb in Canberra is: Kambah (in Tuggers). Quite a charming suburb where I spent large parts of my youth getting pissed in parks, but given the number of v8 Falcolns on the nature strip, wandering terrier dogs and the enormous size of the local Burns Club and indoor cricket centre it is Canberra’s booner capital.”


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bikhet bikhet 6:38 pm 16 Feb 12

All the world is bogan save thee and me, and even thou like arbitrary thievery.

poetix poetix 6:11 pm 16 Feb 12

Roadrage77 said :

I vote the next bogan suburb they build in Gungahlin be named “Sattler”.

So long as there’s good mobile phone reception.

shadow boxer shadow boxer 5:42 pm 16 Feb 12

Kerryhemsley said :

shadow boxer said :

Well I guess I better move then, Manuka and Dickson are obviously infected, where to go. Richardson looks nice in the evening when the sun sets on the tyre fire.

Are you saying you don’t fit the profile then?

It depends dude, you never actually say anything, you just throw snide remarks from the sidelines.

What is the profile ?

If it includes eating at McDonalds occasionally I guess I do.

My point all along is the new definition of bogan is stupid, liking Jimmy Barnes is not bogan, playing it at 3 in the morning is, having a white commodore is not bogan, using it to chuck burn outs in your white trackie pants is, liking mcdonalds is not bogan, feeding it to your kids until they become fat slobs is, going to public school isn’t bogan, oh o.k. maybe it is 😉

Personally I think gold creek is the last bastion of independant retailing in Canberra and should be cherished. It even has a little lolly shop that my kids love.

I’m sure someone will respond by posting that stupid list.

Roadrage77 Roadrage77 5:25 pm 16 Feb 12

I vote the next bogan suburb they build in Gungahlin be named “Sattler”.

Kerryhemsley Kerryhemsley 4:51 pm 16 Feb 12

shadow boxer said :

Well I guess I better move then, Manuka and Dickson are obviously infected, where to go. Richardson looks nice in the evening when the sun sets on the tyre fire.

Are you saying you don’t fit the profile then?

devils_advocate devils_advocate 3:39 pm 16 Feb 12

shadow boxer said :

Well I guess I better move then, Manuka and Dickson are obviously infected, where to go. Richardson looks nice in the evening when the sun sets on the tyre fire.

Dickson is borderline shopping centre so unclear whether it gets the benefit of the exemption. But a quick survey of the locals indicates that its probably shouldn’t. Maybe an aldi there will change things.

Manuka I’m not qualified to comment on whether it falls within the general shopping centre exemption.

shadow boxer shadow boxer 3:26 pm 16 Feb 12

Well I guess I better move then, Manuka and Dickson are obviously infected, where to go. Richardson looks nice in the evening when the sun sets on the tyre fire.

devils_advocate devils_advocate 2:15 pm 16 Feb 12

shadow boxer said :

The one in Nicholls is aimed at the Barton highway, don’t let that get in the way of a cool story though.

That just means that the proximity of Nicholls to the highway has turned it into a stronghold of boganity. Doesn’t change the fact of the boganity though.

shadow boxer shadow boxer 1:45 pm 16 Feb 12

The one in Nicholls is aimed at the Barton highway, don’t let that get in the way of a cool story though.

GeneralMonash GeneralMonash 1:04 pm 16 Feb 12

Kmabah is ful o da sikest khans, STAP HATTTING ON US!!!!

2902 4 EVS.

devils_advocate devils_advocate 10:49 am 05 Feb 12

Kerryhemsley said :

If the demographic fits Ronald swoops.

Interesting. The only other actual “suburb” i can think of (i.e. excluding shopping centres etc) that the scottish takeaway has moved into on a standalone basis is Charnwood, so this is truly an interesting – if not definitive – indicator.

Perhaps the “big mac index” (previously a term used in economics to indicate purchasing power parity based on the price of a big mac) could take on a new and more profound meaning as the index of boganity of a given suburb.

Kerryhemsley Kerryhemsley 5:08 pm 01 Feb 12

p1 said :

Kerryhemsley said :

shadow boxer said :

Getting desperate if you are reduced to intangibles, define some attributes that comprise character and i’ll play the game.

Does your suburb have a dinosaur museum, community golf club, gym or english pub with a sensational beer garden ?

I think you said it all with english pub.

Also has a Scottish takeaway now.

p1 said :

Kerryhemsley said :

shadow boxer said :

Getting desperate if you are reduced to intangibles, define some attributes that comprise character and i’ll play the game.

Does your suburb have a dinosaur museum, community golf club, gym or english pub with a sensational beer garden ?

I think you said it all with english pub.

Also has a Scottish takeaway now.

p1 said :

Kerryhemsley said :

shadow boxer said :

Getting desperate if you are reduced to intangibles, define some attributes that comprise character and i’ll play the game.

Does your suburb have a dinosaur museum, community golf club, gym or english pub with a sensational beer garden ?

I think you said it all with english pub.

Also has a Scottish takeaway now.

If the demographic fits Ronald swoops.

p1 p1 8:16 pm 31 Jan 12

Kerryhemsley said :

shadow boxer said :

Getting desperate if you are reduced to intangibles, define some attributes that comprise character and i’ll play the game.

Does your suburb have a dinosaur museum, community golf club, gym or english pub with a sensational beer garden ?

I think you said it all with english pub.

Also has a Scottish takeaway now.

shadow boxer shadow boxer 7:24 pm 31 Jan 12

I would have called that a snob, the bogan by his nature couldn’t care less what people think, that is why he revs speed boat at 2 am or doesn’t fix the muffler on his white commodore.

Bogan is a particular behaviour, not a thing like a house or car..

milkman milkman 6:24 pm 31 Jan 12

devils_advocate said :

This is the subtle but crucial key to understanding today’s bogan. Unfortunately the subtley is always, by its nature, going to be lost on some.

On bogans in particular…

shadow boxer shadow boxer 6:18 pm 31 Jan 12

that;s a sad lonely place you are coming from dude, come and have a beer with us in the sun some time.

fair warning though, we may be wearing thongs.

devils_advocate devils_advocate 5:57 pm 31 Jan 12

It is not the ‘what’ of bogan consumption that defines the bogan, but the why. For example, you could have two people, each of whom buys a lexus. One happens to buy the car because he likes that particular type of car and it suits his needs. The other buys it because he imagines it is some kind of status symbol that will impress his friends – and probably financed it using debt instead of money.

This is the subtle but crucial key to understanding today’s bogan. Unfortunately the subtley is always, by its nature, going to be lost on some.

Kerryhemsley Kerryhemsley 5:02 pm 31 Jan 12

shadow boxer said :

Getting desperate if you are reduced to intangibles, define some attributes that comprise character and i’ll play the game.

Does your suburb have a dinosaur museum, community golf club, gym or english pub with a sensational beer garden ?

I think you said it all with english pub.

Deref Deref 4:26 pm 31 Jan 12

Duffbowl said :

RiotFrog said :

The Bogan Delusion: Myths, Mischief and Misconceptions – “Nothing defies cultured Australia’s sense of itself more than the bogan – that boorish, racist, drunken, sexist, bethonged, Barnesyloving embarrassment out there in the back blocks…”

This is why I can only refer to myself as a secular bogan. I don’t meet the standards 🙂

I love Barnsey I suppose that makes me a bogan. 😀

Duffbowl Duffbowl 4:16 pm 31 Jan 12

RiotFrog said :

The Bogan Delusion: Myths, Mischief and Misconceptions – “Nothing defies cultured Australia’s sense of itself more than the bogan – that boorish, racist, drunken, sexist, bethonged, Barnesyloving embarrassment out there in the back blocks…”

This is why I can only refer to myself as a secular bogan. I don’t meet the standards 🙂

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