The definitions of Bogan here are mostly by non Bogan contributors and as such give a highly bias view.
In Western Australia bogans
were a bona
fide youth culture embracing
heavy metal music and Aussie muscle cars. Bogan took over from
the old 'Rocker' term that had been around since the 50's and 60's. In fact
Bogan is a variant of the word
Bodgie, an old Australian word
A typical school in WA in the eighties would be divided into Surfies, Bogans
and Mods(who also included
skinheads, punks, goths and other anglophiles).
We did have
a uniform as bogans
ripple sole desert boots, flannelette shirt
and blue singlet or black
your favourite metal band print(mine was AC/DC). Yes there were mullets
but we generally shaved our heads.
We drove any H series Holdens and motorbikes were also popular, nowadays a true
bogan is hard to distinguish from
a Bikie and many of us got envolved with
Bikie Clubs. But a true
bogan is a Rev-head with
a love of Metal. Eastern States people have
expanded the term to include just any white trash.
Bogan's do burnouts and Bog-laps in HQ's
Bogan's are the surfies enemy
Bogan is a part of Australian youth culture that had it's heydey in the eighties and was born
out of the earlier Rocker