Monday, January 24, 2011

This is my rifle, this is my gun

The fuckwitbumlowlife and his housemates found an attic in their new abode. Under the stamp albums, porn, fireworks and model railway parts were some (more) particularly tantalising insights into the life of the previous owner.

Along with gun part catalogues there were the following developed negatives and business card.

These really made me go "woah", as firearms hold a particular mystique for me. Some of my earliest memories of news reports involve discussion of the Port Arthur Massacre and the ensuing furor that heralded the introduction of stricter gun laws, positing all such things as almost taboo in my mind.

Plus I find it kind of amusing that those photos are right next to holiday snaps and pictures of what I presume to be the guy's granddaughter.

There was also a thick folder full of court documentation. This guy had gotten himself into trouble in the range of $8000.

Background to the whole ordeal

Court rulings - Community service order - Community service instruction

Legal fees - Payment invoices - Call-up for non-payment

It's interesting to see that the last letter's addressed to a residence in Faulconbridge - could it be that he and his ex-wife finally paid off their mortgage and he was now living there? If so, did that mean he didn't end up going to TAFE? Or was he just without any other postal address?

Either way, interesting and somewhat upsetting stuff. I wish I knew what happened to the guy.


  1. wait, where are the photos of all this treasure?

  2. It turns out that infuriated button mashing sometimes causes entries to be posted by accident.

    Not digging this new posting interface :(