Walkabout 40 – Little Africa

We walked down the main drag in Moorooka in Brisbane the other day – had to go to the post and such and it was too wonderful to be among Africans, they don’t look much like South African Africans being much darker and leaner in general and the women mostly in some sort of hijab, but it was still Africa and made me homesick.  I wanted to go and greet each one of them and ask how they are doing and share some of the alienating experiences I have felt as an African in a white man’s country!  OK not so white anymore but still is the prevailing culture and feeling, unless in the ethnic bits of cities as we were this afternoon.


About retrocentricaussie

We are a pair of ageing 'gypsies' who find junk and sell antiques, especially objects from the art nouveau/art deco years and old and well-loved tools. We also occasionally buy antiques as well!! We haunt clearance sales, garage sales, charity shops and sometimes dumps. Lately we have even been to a 'proper' auction. The thrill is in the chase for good stuff at prices we can afford and still sell the items on at a profit sufficient to support us. We recycle what other people don't want anymore, we find new homes for nice things. We sell at markets and antique fairs, swap meets and wherever else we can find. Our clientele are mostly ordinary people who want something they can afford that will enhance their quality of life. We are especially pleased when generation Y buy from us. It suggests that appreciation of quality and good design is still part of our modern aesthetic.
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