Once were Sharps

Take a trip back to Melbourne in the 1970s, to a time of ‘connies’, Staggers jeans, rat tails, and the people who wore them – the humble Sharpie.

Once Were Sharps – The Colourful Life And Times Of The Thomastown Sharps by Nick Tolewski & Dean Crozier opens a window on the Sharpie gang phenomena that swept Melbourne during the disco decade, honing in on perhaps the largest and fiercest of Melbourne’s Sharpie crews from the era, the Thomastown Sharps. Pieced together from first-hand accounts of the people who were there, Once Were Sharps takes a short, sweet, sometimes light-hearted look at Thomastown Sharp gang life and the moments (and fights) that defined them, from the gang’s inception through to their demise.

Read Julie Mac’s review of Once Were Sharps.

Once Were Sharps is now available in the Skins ‘n’ Sharps Store