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Sydney Gay & Lesbian History Walk

- WALK ONE -
City of Sydney

WALK ONE - Part One - 17:10 minutes

convicts
* Homosexuality amongst convicts

* Macquarie Place and the story of convicts James and Jeremiah Marney, 1866

* George Street Gaol and story of the hanging of Chief Officer Alexander Brown, for sodomy, 1828

* Laing Park - arrest of "Daily Telegraph" editor Clarence McNaulty, artist Douglas Annand and classical pianist Claudio Arrau in the 1940s and 1950s

* Wynyard Park and the 'Queer House' story, 1917
WALK ONE - Part Two - 15:33 minutes

Hotel in George Street's 'Salt Meat Alley'
* Darrell Lea Chocolate Shop, George Street (formerly Bellfields Hotel) and 'Salt Meat Alley'

* The clientele of Madam Pura's Café, Royal Arcade, George Street, 1930s - 1940s

* Welsh convict William Williams, 1820s, head cook to the NSW Governor, convicted on several charges of "Unnatural Crimes"

* The Theatre Royal and its gay and lesbian following in the early half of the 20th century

* Australia Hotel, Carlton Hotel and Ushers Hotel in Castlereagh Street, the first known 'gay bars' 1920s-1950s

* William Yates, Anglican missionary at St James Church, 1830s

* Supreme court cases regarding homosexuality late 1700s-1920s
WALK ONE - Part Three - 11:20 minutes

Archibald Fountain, Hyde Park
* Hyde Park Barracks, same sex activity and young convicts Thomas Morton and Isaac Stott, 1834

* Hyde Park, the Archibald Fountain and cruising activity 1860s - 1950s

* St Mary's Cathedral, Boomerang Street and cruising activity 1960s and 1970s

* Lesbian underworld figure Iris Webber, East Sydney & Darlinghurst, 1950s






HOME

WALK TWO

WALK THREE

MORE HISTORICAL IMAGES

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