Scrapbook, Papers of Digby Duncan
Papers of Digby Duncan
This scrapbook was compiled by photographer and filmmaker Digby Duncan. The contents of the scrapbook document the first Mardi Gras, a street ‘festival’ turned riot, held on the evening of 24 June 1978 as part of the Day of International Gay Solidarity, organised by the Gay Solidarity Group. Also documented are the subsequent protests, arrests, and the eventual dismissal of charges against protestors. Newspaper clippings include those from The Australian, Telegraph, Sydney Morning Herald, The Sun, National Times, and Campaign. Authors include Amanda Wilson, Rob Watson, Peter Blazey, David Marr, Dennis Altman, Jill Neville, Lee Franklyn and Greg Reading. Photographers include Ross Macarthur, John Cousins, and Peter Jackson. Also included is a copy of a threatening anonymous note sent to CAMP with a Nazi swastika. This scrapbook was donated to the Archives by the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in 1992.