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Nepean High School looking south west.*

Morning arrival.

A hive of activity, almost frantic,

Not the usual student hubbub.

Students quietly watching, chattering

Something’s wrong!

Cleaners scrubbing.

Painters painting.

Shared goal:

Remove white painted lettering

Applied overnight, everywhere –

Walls, windows, asphalt.

Huge letters,

Visible … even to passing rail commuters.

Single phrase repeated:

DILLON IS A CUNT**

Notes:

* The white graffiti was painted onto every side of the building and quadrangle. In the photo, the railway line is visible in the distance … beyond the football fields.

** Mr Dillon was the headmaster. While this sort of language was often heard at school … it was rarely seen. Even the most profane of students seemed shocked by its sight and dimension. The shock perhaps subdued the laughter – but didn’t diminish the mirth. I don’t think the graffitists were ever identified.

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