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Sydney Gay & Lesbian History Walk

- WALK THREE -
Oxford Street & Darlinghurst

WALK THREE - Part One - 15:33 minutes

Albury Hotel
* Paddington Green Hotel, gay bar and bootscooting venue, 1980s

* Unicorn Hotel, gay bar 1980s

* Police raid on Club 80, decriminalisation of homosexuality in New South Wales, 1983

* Albury Hotel, drag bar 1970s onwards

* Beauchamp Hotel and Lord Beauchamp, homosexual governor of New South Wales, 1890s

* 253 Oxford Street sauna and extract from journalist Susan Anthony in "Nation", 1978

* Ivy's Birdcage, first gay bar in Darlinghurst, late 1960s / early 1970s

* Original Taxi Club and drag scene 1970s
WALK THREE - Part Two - 16:24 minutes

Captain Moonlight
* Beresford Hotel 1978 & "The Scorpion" scandal sheet, article on 'The Oscar Wildes of Sydney', possibly referring to the Beresford Hotel in 1890s

* 'Clone' Culture in Oxford Street, late 1970s early 1980s

* Captain Moonlight, homosexual bushranger hung at Darlinghurst Gaol, 1870s

* Darlinghurst Police Station, arrests and bashings, 1960s & 1970s

* Purple Onion night club, 1970

* Cappriccio's Nightclub, highly popular drag bar 1970s

* Jools Cabaret nightclub 1970s

* Ruby's women's bar, 1970s
WALK THREE - Part Three - 12:06 minutes

1970s magazine ad for Patchs disco
* Illegal casinos in Oxford street 1960s & 1970s which later became gay bars

* Tropicana, Flo's Palace, Scooter's, and Patchs night clubs

* Exchange Hotel and New Romantic fashion, early 1980s, Patchs

* Black Ada's "Dancing School", underground club frequented by gay men, 1940s






HOME

WALK ONE

WALK TWO

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


'Patchs Disco' image is taken from "Street Scene: A History of Oxford Street"
by Clive Faro and Garry Wotherspoon, Melbourne University Press