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John Ware interviewed by Sara Dowse [sound recording]
Bib ID 5012690
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Ware, John C., 1939-2011, Interviewee
 
Online Access
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 2010 
1 sound file (ca. 61 min.) 
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Mode of access: Online. 

Summary

John Ware, born in Townsville, Qld., discusses his role in CAMP Inc. (Campaign Against Moral Persecution); his sexuality; the Sixties: Women’s Lib, Vietnam, the pill, Stonewall riots, New York; Christobel Poll; the decision to ‘come out’, deciding how; letters to newspapers, resulting in interviews (Sept. 1970); the public response; the first public meeting in Balmain and outcome; the search for a clubroom; throwing monthly parties and Sunday BBQ’s; the sub-groups within the club; the monthly journal/newsletter, columnists using pseudonyms; leaving the club (1972); the move to Canberra and later Brisbane with partner; the changes to law (1985); Neville Wran; Civil Liberties (ACLU); the role of psychologists and psychiatrists in the treatment of homosexuality, aversion therapy and psychiatric neurosurgery; his partner’s background, the circumstances of their meeting; Sydney in the 1950’s; AIDS and the death of his partner; the effects of HIV/AIDS on the gay community; the early Gay Liberation movement in Sydney; police contact in the early years of the club; the owners of the gay clubs and bars in Sydney and their response to the club; an anecdote about the publication of David Widdup’s love poems.

Notes

Recorded on 24 October 2010 in Sydney, N.S.W.

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (3 p.) and uncorrected transcript (typescript, 33 leaves) 
Subjects Ware, John C., 1939-2011 -- Interviews.  |  Campaign Against Moral Persecution (Australia). New South Wales Branch.  |  Civil rights -- Australia.  |  Homophobia -- Australia.  |  Homosexuality -- Australia.  |  Homosexuality -- Government policy -- Australia.
Other authors/contributors Dowse, Sara, 1938-, Interviewer

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