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Damian Furlong interviewed by James Waites in the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 6183177
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Furlong, Damian, 1955-, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Written permission required for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 2013 
4 sound files (ca. 240 min.) 
Series

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras oral history project.

Summary

Damian Furlong talks about his involvement with Mardi Gras; his career in the hospitality industry; the beginnings of Mardi Gras; his family and his childhood; his family’s background; his schooling and education; family pub; gambling; relations between publicans and police; Kings Cross; the people and factors that have shaped his life and his values; his professional development as a business operator; his contribution to Mardi Gras between 1963 and 1985; the impact of the arrival of the AIDS pandemic; the Sydney Mardi Gras's new role as spokesperson for the Gay and Lesbian community; his role as a Chairman - post 1985 Parade & Party; Bill Whittaker’s achievements; social changes in the 1980s; his memories of Dawn O'Donnell.

Notes

Recorded on 4, 6, 15 January and 9 February 2013 in Sydney, N.S.W.

Digital master; National Library of Australia, Oral History and Folklore collection;

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (10 p.) 
Subjects Furlong, Damian, - 1955- - Interviews.  |  Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras - History.  |  Hotelkeepers - New South Wales - Interviews.  |  Festivals - New South Wales - Sydney.
Occupation Publicans.
Other authors/contributors Waites, James, 1955-2014, Interviewer

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