Timeline

Explore 40 years of Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras on Google Arts & Culture

See the fabulous history we've made together. Embedded below, discover four decades of Mardi Gras love, protest, diversity, activism, pride and creativity.
40 years of magical Mardi Gras moments are revealed in stories, photos and videos on the interactive Timeline below.

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 1978-2018 Timeline

Written and complied by Matt Akersten

Bibliography:
A History of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras by Graham Carbery
New Day Dawning: The Early Years of Sydney's Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras by the Pride History Group
Sydney Mardi Gras 2013 Museum Brochure by Nick Henderson and Lewis Oswald
+ various Season Guides and Annual Reports.

With thanks to:
Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives, Pride History Group, Star Observer, William Yang, Kathy Pavlich, C.Moore Hardy, Markham Lane, Steph Sands, Jane Becker, Virginia Lovett, Katherine Wolfgramme, Nick Henderson, Mazz Image, Jamie James, Lewis Oswald, Susan Charlton, Bruce Pollack, Gillian Minervini, Philippa Playford, Michael Woodhouse, Ann-Marie Calilhanna, Mark Trevorrow, Ian Waters, Liz Carter, Tim Bishop, Rob Davis, Jeff Allan, Joel De Sá, Terese Casu and Greg Clarke.

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