Kardinya Rising

Yeah, suck on that Maylands. Written by Harold Robbins by the way. Kind of an unofficial sequel to The Carpetbaggers.


About AHC McDonald

Comedian, artist, photographer and critic. From 2007 to 2017 ran the culture and satire site The Worst of Perth
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26 Responses to Kardinya Rising

  1. rong1 says:

    KARDINYA … It’s only ahead of KOONDOOLA alphabetically.Both are Ghettos


  2. We recommend the Kardy Tav for your one stop xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxp. Its a grubby TAB masquerading as a seedy pub.


  3. GivDBird says:

    Oh the muggings. How I miss you.


  4. Snuff says:

    Better Kardinya than Lazarus.


  5. Having grown up in Kardinya, I was keen to have a read of this.

    Disappointingly they left out, some may say covered up, one of the big scandals to hit Kardinya.

    The now abandoned SUPA IGA shop was originally quite controversial. It was built in the 80’s (obviously) as a roller skating rink – Skateworld. There was quite a sizeable protest from the local community (read: mums) that the skate rink would lead their children astray and presumably we’d lose a generation of youngsters to this dangerous underground sport…or something. There were petitions and megaphones and pleas to think of the children but big business got it’s way and up it went (for some reason no ever complained about the people who used to hand out Free Skate Hire coupons outside the primary school).

    It was built with an undergound carpark but the locals worked out that you could hear the music down there and it was a pretty good surface for skating, so Skateworld management cracked down on the free loaders and locked it up with in a few weeks of it opening.


  6. scanners says:

    If Kardinya has a Cuban themed small bar that would trump Maylands.
    Hopefully this will mean The West Australian newspaper will lay of my suburb.


  7. orbea says:

    I would be keen to read this book. As a Coolbellup kid I wandered around the site works for Kardinya pulling up surveyors stakes. Obvs I didnt have a long lasting impact, though I reckon a few lots are misaligned


  8. S.H says:

    Love this suburb, lived here my whole life for 21 years. However, recently it’s been less safe than gosnells. Lots of weirdos everywhere, which is not good when you like taking a stroll in the early morning. That bikie gang… is that in o’connor? Because they won’t stop dragging their utes…it’s literally a daily occurrence now. Plus there are a few indigenous kids that ride their motorbikes through the park nearby, which scares the shit out of you when they come from behind. Oh and that dancing tranny at the kardy park bus stop I saw the other day – dancing to nothing and clearly on some “good pingas.”

    It’s depressing as hell seeing Kardinya decay. Used to be nothing but friendly working class tradies and their families. I blame the meth crisis.


  9. Peter says:

    I was born there in the 1940’s when it was paradise. Alan Bond and his cheap development is what turned it into a shit hole.


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