When the first wave of punk broke Australian shores in the 1970’s it was met with a fierce embrace that still reverberates. Adopted and adapted with fearsome intensity by disenfranchised, pre-globalisation Australian kids against the isolation and cultural vacuity of mainstream Australia, punk was a DIY counterculture - a profound, lived, visceral critique of late 20th-century capitalism.
Australian punk chose values and agendas that for many have become lifelong. The revolution full of rage, angst and defiance has evolved. While some still stand at the edges of society; others have re-engaged, bringing their punk values with them.