70s Melbourne gave birth to the Sharpies, or Sharps subculture. The name comes from their focus on looking and dressing "sharp".

HISTORY: Melbourne gave birth to the 'Sharpies', or 'Sharps' sub-culture. The name comes from their focus on looking and dressing "sharp".

Carol Jerrems Australian photographer. ‘Mark and Flappers’ 1975 National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

'Mark and Flappers' 1975 National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Gift of James Mollison, 1994 © Ken Jerrems & the Estate of Lance Jerrems

Melbourne Sharpies

Sharpies: Rare 1974 insight to Sharpies in Melbourne.By Greg Macainsh. Lobby Lloyd and Billy Thorpe concert at the Melbourne Showgrounds. Ah those were the days my friend Flynn Flynn Nicol

Carol JERREMS, (Sharpie couples in front of poster)

Carol JERREMS, (Melbourne, Australia 1949 – 1980 Sharpie couples in front of poster 1976

Coloured Balls - Help Me (Sunbury '73) 1973 - YouTube

▶ Coloured Balls - "Help Me" Blues Jam [Live at Sunbury Festival [Lobby Loyde formed the psychedelic/ hard/blues-rock group Coloured Balls in March 1972 with Andrew Fordham on guitar and vocals, Janis Miglans on bass guitar and Trevor Young on drums.

Sharpies dancing .

who can forget the sharpie dance?

http://www.thevine.com.au/resources/imgdetail/001-sharps-detail_120710101152.jpg

This is something l made several years ago with the aim of turning it into a full length doco.

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