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We hold over 40,000 photographs documenting LGBTIQ+ life in all Australian states and territories as well as Australians overseas, from the 1920s onwards, with the majority post-1970. Our holdings are strongest for Melbourne and Sydney, and the central and eastern states. The archives’ photographs are organised within personal, community organisation, and publisher collections, as well as a General Series Collection comprising single and small groups of photographs.

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Ian Jopson and The Slagg Sisters in The Clarendon Team, 3rd Gay Olympiad, Perth, 1981, Ivan Polson Klick! Magazine Collection (Photo: Ivan Polson)
Ivan Polson Klick! Magazine Collection 1979-1983
Bi Pride group, Pride March, St. Kilda, 1999, Midsumma Collection (Photo: Angela Bailey)
Midsumma Collection 1995-2011
Equal Love Rainbow March, Melbourne,  10 January 2017, Michael Barnett Collection (Photo:  Michael Barnett)
Michael Barnett Collection 2000-2019
Pauline Pantsdown (Simon Hunt) with Ms Reconciliation, Sydney, 2006, C.Moore Hardy Collection (Photo: C.Moore Hardy)
C. Moore Hardy Collection c.1980s-2010s
Mim Loftus with a placard ‘I am a lesbian and beautiful’, Sydney, 8 Oct 1971, Phillip Potter Collection (Photo: Phillip Potter)
Philip Potter Collection 1971-1973
Gay Pride Week march, Adelaide, 15 September 1973, Jill Matthews Collection (Photo: Jill Matthews)
Jill Matthews Collection 1973-1974
Zita, Lottie and unidentified, Arts Ball, c.1960s., Robert Albert Lott (Lottie) Collection (Photo: Unidentified photographer)
Robert Albert Lott (Lottie) Collection 1940s-2000s
Owen Huckel photograph album, 1972-1973 p3, Papers of Noel Lewington (Photo: Owen Huckel)
Owen Huckel photograph album 1972-1973
Flinders Hotel Album 3, 1982-1983 p5 (Photo: unidentified photographer)
Flinders Hotel album no. 3 1982-1983