As the Drover enters with Magarri behind him, the bartender remarks, 'No Boongs
And if such people have grown up with whites calling them coons or boongs
or niggers or blacks, I understand why they would wish to identify as straight Aboriginal ahead of the non-Aboriginal parts of their make-up.
We're going to give you something boongs
like, aren't we boys,' he said menacingly, looking to the others for approval.
They've got us stereotyped as nothing but lazy layabout boongs
, you know, and they see a Koori fella staggering down the street charged up and they say, "Oh, they're all like that," but they never stop, or pause to think, "Hey, what's made this person like this?