The Resource Outlaws : the truth about Australian bikers, Adam Shand

Outlaws : the truth about Australian bikers, Adam Shand

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Outlaws : the truth about Australian bikers
Title
Outlaws
Title remainder
the truth about Australian bikers
Statement of responsibility
Adam Shand
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • What's it like to be an outlaw biker? 'We're dickhead magnets,' one of them tells Adam Shand. 'Drunks in bars like to test themselves against a so-called outlaw.' Once seen as a free-wheeling, brawling, pleasure-seeking bunch of misfits rolling down the highways, bikers are now cast as social bogeymen. If you believe the dire warnings of the media and politicians, they are an organised crime threat on a global scale. Adelaide has long been regarded as the biker capital of Australia. Ten years ago South Australian Premier Mike Rann declared himself the nemesis of the biker community and he was committed to putting the clubs out of business with draconian new laws. Bikers have rarely explained themselves; they have worn their outcast status as a badge of honour. But in 2005, author Adam Shand went inside the world of the outlaws to understand whether such drastic measures were justified or whether this was a fear campaign designed simply to win elections. For the next six years, Shand mixed with bikers, talking to them about their lives and listening to their stories. He travelled with them on the road, spent time in their clubhouses, attended funerals and other club functions. He wanted to understand why men joined these secretive, arcane organisations which seemed to be at odds with the rest of society. What he found were not crime gangs but brotherhoods battling for their survival against threats from within and without. By 2011 the bikers had won historic victories in the High Court. As Mike Rann's premiership imploded, the bikers were still riding high and living free. The hysteria was beginning to ebb. Outlaws explains how all this came to pass.650 0
  • Motorcycle gangs
Writing style
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10143036
Cataloging source
ANL
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Shand, Adam
Dewey number
364.1066
Illustrations
  • plates
  • photographs
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Motorcycle clubs
  • Motorcyclists
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the truth about Australian bikers
Label
Outlaws : the truth about Australian bikers, Adam Shand
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
256 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781743311967
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
photographs
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781741759792
  • 13798041
Label
Outlaws : the truth about Australian bikers, Adam Shand
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
256 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781743311967
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
photographs
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781741759792
  • 13798041

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