Australia’s female prostitute-pickpockets forged strong criminal networks and emotional bonds between the 1860s and the 1920s.
Oral histories with Australian lesbians demonstrate a complex mix of intimate practices and behaviours.
Simon Copland highlights the big questions and controversies addressed at the 2016 Homosexual Histories Conference
Interview by Justin Bengry Yorick Smaal’s recent book Sex, Soldiers and the South Pacific, 1939-45: Queer Identities in Australia in the Second World War (Palgrave, 2015) looks to the dynamics of wartime to consider how sex and sexuality was affected by global conflict. Massive influxes of American servicemen transformed sexual communities, and […]