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Issue Details: First known date: 2013... vol. 10 no. 1 April 2013 of History Australia est. 2003- History Australia
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Sandra Willson : A Case Study in Lesbian Identities in 1950s and 1970s Australia, Rebecca Jennings , single work criticism
'In 1959, a young Sydney lesbian, Sandra Willson, shot and killed a taxi driver as a form of protest against social attitudes toward lesbianism. She spent 18 years in prisons and psychiatric hospitals before her release in 1977. Taking Sandra Willson as a case study, this article will explore the ways in which social disapproval of lesbianism was expressed in 1950s Sydney and the impact this had on women's lives, relationships and identities. By the time of Willson's release in the late 1970s, Sydney represented a very different place in which to articulate a lesbian identity; a place in which same-sex desire was beginning to be acknowledged in the press and in cultural media, and where feminist and gay activists were challenging long-standing negative attitudes toward homosexuality. Sandra Willson's experience offers an opportunity to trace shifting notions of lesbianism between the 1950s and the 1970s in Sydney and to consider how these broader patterns of cultural change might have impacted on individual women.' (Author's abstract)
(p. 99-124)
Revisiting Puberty, Lisa Featherstone , single work review
— Review of Puberty Blues Fiona Seres , Alice Bell , Tony McNamara , 2012 series - publisher film/TV ;
(p. 212-214)
Mabo, Nonie Sharp , single work review
— Review of Mabo Sue Smith , 2011 single work film/TV ;
(p. 214-216)
All That We Are Not, Daniel Brandl-Beck , single work review
— Review of All That I Am Anna Funder , 2011 single work novel ;
(p. 217-219)
On 'Imagined History', Bart Ziino , single work review
— Review of On Dangerous Ground : A Gallipoli Story Bruce Scates , 2012 single work novel ;
(p. 219-221)
Tantalising Puzzles, Beverley Kingston , single work review
— Review of Not Dark Yet : A Personal History David Robert Walker , 2011 single work autobiography ;
(p. 223-225)

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