Preserving Australian Gay History

The Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives (ALGA) were established in 1978 at the Fourth National Homosexual Conference. It sprung from a small core of people who had just witnessed the riots at the first Sydney Gay Mardi Gras.   Two people who have been instrumental in preserving the history are Liz Ross and Helen Pausacker. Pausacker was involved from the early days too. From the late 1970s to the early 1980s, she was heavily involved in transcribing scores of oral history interviews.  Pausacker has also taken on other special projects for the Archives, including the Photo History Project in 2001 that was designed to get people to contribute photos of special significance to them.  For full story click here.