A few months back I got chatting to some fellas, things actually developed fairly quickly, faster than I expected anyhow.
There are a couple of main players in the Tasmanian UPF. They are generally a pretty dysfunctional group of people and they have pretty poor relations with other nationalists in Tasmania, namely the now mostly redundant Tasmanian branch of Reclaim Australia. Danny Bell is most certainly the main driving force behind the TAS-UPF, but other players include Nathan Rowe, Wayne Fitzpatrick, Adrian Burns, Stephen Denehey, Liz Brack, Karen Street, James Lloyd-Murray and Dave Lark.
Danny Bell was the admin of the Facebook page from its inception until around September 2015, an unwelcome doxxing and his wife’s declining health saw him step back from the top job. After a short period of deliberation, Nathan Rowe emerged as the new admin. Nathan (b. 1989) is a fairly bland young chap, his main interests revolve around computer games. He is a member of a gaming crew called ‘Harden the Fuck Up’, which seems to be his main social outlet. He is unemployed, socially isolated and dropped out of university during the first semester of his bridging course in 2015. The UPF allowed him a chance at a social network beyond the cyber realm, however being the mouthpiece for a neo-nazi nationalist organisation brought with it a level of attention, criticism and troubles which he was unprepared for. By December 2015, Nathan was ready to hang up the gloves.
Wayne Fitzpatrick now carries the flame, as UPF admin he seems less motivated than Danny or Nathan and it seems unlikely that there will be any more rallies or actions in the near future.
But getting back to the chat I was having. Nathan Rowe was more than happy to let an aspiring nationalist new to Tasmania into the fold. This aspiring nationalist was happy to help promoting rallies, liking poorly constructed posts on FB and defending the page from hoards of uppity ‘left-y’s’. Not long after the relationship had been opened an invitation to the ‘inner circle’ of Tas-UPF was accepted. The following are screenshots of this inner circle. While much of it is pretty bland, inane stuff, it provides an interesting insight to the world of what are potentially Australia’s most ineffective and desperate nationalists. Enjoy.