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Sydney Gay & Lesbian History
Walk Radio Series

- More historical pictures and images -

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Images are from "Street Seen: A History of Oxford Street" by Clive Faro & Garry Wotherspoon published by Melbourne University Press

Ad for Tropicana nightclub 1980

"Come with us girls" cartoon, 1965

Sydney Star Observer ad for Midnight Shift, 1983

Waiters cartoon, Sydney Cruiser, 1980.

Map of Sydney's gay scene, Sydney Playguy, 1980

Ad for Speedos, 1938



Hyde Park with view of Darlinghurst Gaol, 1842


1936 Modern window display, Oxford Street


Oxford Street, opposite Darlinghurst Courthouse, 1890


Illustration of two 'bohemian types' from the Bulletin, 1827


1932 Sydney Harbour Bridge opening celebrations.


Publicity handbill for Cappriccio's, 1969


Early Gay Liberation fundraising dance, 1973


"Board and Residence needed"
- not for this "dandy",
Sydney Illustrated News, 1887.


Walking through Hyde Park, ca 1890


Christmas Card featuring Oxford Street
as seen from Hyde Park, ca 1900


Poster for Gay Mardi Gras, 1980


Lower Oxford Street, ca 1914,
just after street widening


"Paddington Queen", Oz Magazine, March 1964


Police in Taylor Square,
stopping protestors, 27th August 1978


Protesting outside Darlinghurst Police Station
after 1978 Mardi Gras arrests


Wigzell's Haidressers and Turkish Baths,
Oxford Street,
Sydney Illustrated News, 1883

 


Images are from "Street Seen: A History of Oxford Street"
by Clive Faro & Garry Wotherspoon,
published by Melbourne University Press


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1971 CAMP SCENE - FROM "GO-SET"

LINKS

MELBOURNE LESBIAN & GAY HISTORY SERIES


The Bob Hay Sydney Gay History Home Page
This is the webpage mentioned in the series. It brings some of the stories to life in more detail. There are also maps of central Sydney which shows some of the sites mentioned.

Australian Lesbian & Gay Archives

Email Barry McKay - the producer of the series