Andrea Herraman, Mullumbimby
Those ornery Queenslanders have recently been spotted going down dead-end streets in Byron Bay (letters, December 5) and few weeks ago they were parking at the end of Grays Lane, Tyagarah getting up to who knows what.
In the decades I have lived here, angered writers to The Echo letters pages have regularly reported sightings of cars with Queensland number plates, presumably being driven by those ne’er-do-wells from 40 minutes up the road, indulging in all manner of dastardly acts.
They continue to blatantly display their number plates when they should realise the fair citizens of Byron Shire have identified they are the cause of so many ills, indicating the idiocy which your writers so often point out.
Presumably the writers, who choose to live in one of Australia’s major tourist destinations, never go on holidays or day trips or enter the hometowns of their fellow Australians or international neighbours or, heaven forbid, Brisbane or the Gold Coast, thereby adding strain to local infrastructure. Visitors go with the territory.
It’s amazing that such a supposedly tolerant population is so intolerant of Queenslanders. Is not statism a precursor to bigotry?
PS: I’m originally a Croweater.