VAC-GMHC history

26 March 2012
The 1983 public meeting that led to the formation of the Victorian AIDS Action Committee, forerunner of VAC-GMHC. Photo: James Spence

The Victorian AIDS Council–Gay Men’s Health Centre is advertising for a historian to write and produce its 30th Anniversary History. It’s proposed that a website, a DVD and, if funds permit, a booklet of 30,000 to 40,000 words be completed by July 2013 to mark the anniversary.

Expressions of interest are invited from people who have a track record of writing for history websites and/or print publications, preferably a degree in history and a good knowledge of historical research methods and sources, significant understanding of the HIV epidemic and empathy with the gay and lesbian community.

The deadline for expressions of interest is Friday 20 April. The tender document is available on VAC’s website. Initial enquiries should go to Rowena Doo, Executive Officer–Administration at the VAC–GMHC, phone (03) 9865 6730, email ALGA members and friends are asked to circulate this call to interested people.

And by the way, the Archives would like to hear from anyone who can provide some missing information about our photo of the public meeting that led to the formation of the Victorian AIDS Action Committee (held at the Melbourne Dental Hospital, 16 June 1983).

We can identify most of the people on the stage, but does anyone recognise the man with the beard sitting second from the left? If you can help, please contact the Archives.