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.

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.

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.

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?