Tribes of the Sydney

A decade ago, Sacha Molitorisz described the subgroups of Sydney's youth culture. So how have they changed? And what of the new breeds out there on the streets?

Just occasionally, a young person will make the mistake of thinking that tribes, cliques and crews are unimportant. This erroneous thought occurs to Rick, the dorky protagonist of the 2008 teen comedy Superhero Movie, as he's chatting to a friend on a school bus.

"Nobody ever messes around outside their group, man," says his friend.

"C'mon, that crew stuff isn't real," counters Rick.

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