Just as a point of interest,
tennis shoes, says Joe Souter
were actually whitened
with the residue that was created
by the generator
in the Attenborough’s church
I found this for a comments thread below. But the phrase is so wonderful it asked to be moved out of the box. It's from Big Night Out at the Kingston Narrative Projects
The whole article is full of the lovely phrases of social history, and of course Mordialloc Creek is a small poem in itself, or a third of a haiku.