No Sugar

No Sugar

by

Jack Davis

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A contagious condition caused by mites burrowing under the skin. It causes itching and rashes. It is highly contagious among people who have close physical contact with one another.

Scabies Quotes in No Sugar

The No Sugar quotes below are all either spoken by Scabies or refer to Scabies. For each quote, you can also see the other terms and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
Racism, Discrimination, and Colonial Violence  Theme Icon
). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Currency Press edition of No Sugar published in 1998.
Act 1, Scene 10 Quotes

CONSTABLE: You’re being transferred to the Moore River Native Settlement.

GRAN: I ain’t goin’.

CONSTABLE: You’re all goin’. You’re under arrest.

GRAN: What for? We done nothin’ wrong.

SERGEANT: It’s for health reasons. Epidemic of skin disease.

JIMMY: Bullshit, I’ll tell you why we’re goin’.

CONSTABLE: You wouldn’t know.

JIMMY: You reckon blackfellas are bloody mugs. Whole town knows why we’re goin’. ‘Coz wetjalas in this town don’t want us ’ere, don’t want our kids at the school, with their kids, and old Jimmy Mitchell’s tight ’coz they reckon Bert ’Awke’s gonna give him a hidin’ in the election.

Related Characters: James “Jimmy” Munday (speaker), Gran Munday (speaker), Sergeant Carrol (speaker), Constable Kerr (speaker), Jimmy Mitchell
Page Number: 50
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Scabies Term Timeline in No Sugar

The timeline below shows where the term Scabies appears in No Sugar. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Act 1, Scene 9
Racism, Discrimination, and Colonial Violence  Theme Icon
Government, Civilization, and Religion Theme Icon
...doctor examined the Aboriginal community at Government Well and found them to be “rotten with scabies.” Because of this, they will all be transferred to the Moore River Native Settlement. (full context)
Act 2, Scene 5
Government, Civilization, and Religion Theme Icon
...in a hotel room somewhere while she was at the quarantine camp checking everyone for scabies. In the end, only four of the eighty-nine Aboriginal men, women, and children had scabies.... (full context)