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King Street, Newtown

   
40 pages, digest size, $? [send a few bucks or email for trade], Chris Mikul, PO Box K546 Haymarket NSW 1240, AUSTRALIA + cathob[at]zip.com.au 
It had to happen sooner or later I guess, with Chris's obsession with Australian eccentrics and characters, and his prolificity with zine-making (I've said before that Bizarrism only comes out every three years or so but forget that he publishes other zines, and has books published, all at quite an impressive rate!), and since he's been living in Newtown since 1981 it was surely only a matter of time before the arrival of this zine.
Inside read all about the history of the area, local characters (for example The Mad Butcher (he rode buses for free and rearranged passengers' seating positions) and Chelsea Kovic (she waged war against the council from the window of her dilapidated boardinghouse shopfront), local landmarks now gone, street scenes, a terrific centrefold tryptych by Glenn Smith, and still more. There's also many photographs throughout. Wonderful! A really great zine which you certainly require!
Tags: chris mikul, king street, newtown, reviews
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