Our digitised scrapbooks
Scrapbooks from the 1970s and 1990s by Digby Duncan, Jan Hillier, Owen Huckel, Andrew Hansen and John Lee on the bar scene, motorbike clubs, gay liberation, Act Up and much more.
Exhibition: An Unfinished Journey – Law and Justice for LGBTIQ People in Victoria 1835-2016
An exhibition accompanying the Victorian parliamentary apology for laws criminalising homosexuality: 23-26 May 2016, Parliament House, Melbourne.
Timeline: First Peoples entries in the Sydney Mardi Gras Parade
Take a look back at the history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participation in the Sydney Mardi Gras Parade. This timeline has been developed by Timothy JM Bishop, and features images from the Archives’ collection.
Illegal love: your stories on Victorian GLBTI life before 1980
ABC Open and the Archives would like to hear your stories of life in Victoria for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or intersex people under the shadow of laws against homosexuality, before 1980, in both Melbourne and regional Victoria.
Jan Hillier: digitised scrapbooks
The Archives holds a small group of archival material relating to significant Melbourne entrepreneur Jan Hillier, who was recently featured in Rafaella McDonald’s Prahran Mural.
The Docks: Melbourne’s Cultural Underground of the 90s
This interactive exhibition visits the days of raves, dance parties and all that made Docklands a cultural destination in the 1990s.
Exhibition: Challenging Dewey
The Melbourne Library Service has invited queer artists and their artist allies to personally respond to the subject of classification in libraries and beyond.
Midsumma Queer History Walk 2016
ALGA’s annual Midsumma Festival Queer History Walk in South Yarra, Sunday 24 January 2016.
Fourth Year Thesis Prize 2015
Prize of $250 cash and one year membership of the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives The 2015 ALGA thesis prize was awarded to Michael McDermott, for his Screen and Cultural Studies thesis, University of Melbourne: ‘Queerbaiting: Narrative, Fandom and Contests over the meaning of Supernatural’. McDermott’s thesis provides a sophisticated and insightful analysis of the […]
Australia’s Homosexual Histories Conference, Adelaide, November 2015
In 2015, South Australia celebrates the 40th anniversary of the decriminalisation of male homosexual acts. 2015 is also the United Nations’ Year of Evaluation. In this context, the 2015 Australia’s Homosexual Histories Conference aims to shed light on queer histories in order to inform future queer directions. Have LGBTI Australians changed from outlaws to in-laws, or do the two now exist side by side?