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  • This is a multimedia website consisting of rare and archival material from the Melbourne punk, post-punk and hardcore scene between the years 1977-1987.
  • This website includes written documentation, photos, images, video footage and MP3 tracks. It is essentially an online museum, so please take the time to navigate and explore each page as you would a display or exhibit at a museum. 
  • All of the material on this site is referenced and copyrighted by the contributors.
  • All links are in green...

  • Australian Music Vault A free, immersive exhibition that celebrates the Australian contemporary music story – past, present and future.
  • City Fringe A Channel 10 documentary on Australian subcultures.
  • Stranded A documentary about Brisbane band The Saints, aired on the ABC
  • 20000 Days on Earth A film depicting a fictitious 24-hour period in the life of Australian musician, songwriter, author, screenwriter, composer, actor and model Nick Cave.
  • Why Do People Hate Us A film by Encore Productions about Smeer - an aging punk rocker, tattooist and musician, most famous for being in Melbourne hardcore punk band Depression.
  • Brilliant Dilletantes An international exhibition presenting a comprehensive survey of 80s German subculture, presented by The Goethe-Institut and RMIT Gallery.
  • i heart rock - An exhibition by Arts Project Australia artists alongside well-known Australian artists
  • Punk Journey: St Kilda + Beyond - A punk exhibition curated by Melynda von Wayward, with a focus on St Kilda as the epicentre of the Melbourne punk scene from 1977-1987
  • A punk discussion panel organised by the Goethe-Institut Australien for My Buddha Is Punk - a film by Andreas Hartman
  • A talk on Melbourne punk as part of a screening for the East Berlin film Whisper & Shout, (Flüstern & Schreien), organized by German Cinema Melbourne
  • A meetup talk titled What can Agile learn from the punk movement? With a focus on DIY in punk.
  • PUNK JOURNEY: Melbourne and Sydney Ruled, OK! A conversation about time when the when punks ruled the gigs and streets of Melbourne and Sydney’s live music scene.
  • National Library of Australia - Trove

  • Background Images - James Lynch, 1983 - Source: James Lynch
Punk a Photographic Journey: 2004-2007
Punk a Photogr...
By Melynda von Wayward
Photo book