Terry Batterham was active in student and gay liberation politics through the 1970s and worked at ACON in the 1980's. He is a '78er' - one of the activists who took part in the first Mardi gras in 1978. Terry Shares his memories of that event, his participation in activist politics, as well as his experiences of the Sydney gay social scene.

 



Activists dreamed up the idea of a street party in Oxford Street to engage “apolitical” gays in the bars. Police violence on the night to break up the street party, changed the history of Sydney’s lesbian and gay community.

Terry Batterham relates what happened after the events at College St.

 

 

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2007.03.002-3

 

Batterham, Terry

 

Date of interview10th Mar 1996

 

Access: No special conditions

 

Terry talks about: Gay liberation; 1978; Mardi Gras; Lance Gowland; Ivy’s; Capriccios; Les Girls; Stanley Palmer Culture Palace;  National Homosexual Conference; Paddington Town Hall; Number 96

 

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In interview #2, Terry discusses the effect of HIV/AIDS on the gay community.

 

 

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Batterham, Terry

 

 Date of interview2nd Aug 2009

 

 Access: No special conditions

 

 Terry talks about: University of New South Wales; gay liberation; Neil McConaughy; Gay Pride Week; Terry Bell; Lindy Nolan; Gay Liberation Press; CAMP; National Homosexual Conference; Festival of Light; Mardi Gras; ACON; AIDS; Royal North Shore.

 

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