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Records of the Homosexual Law Reform Society of the A.C.T., 1964-1976 (bulk 1969-1971) [manuscript]
Bib ID 788898
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Homosexual Law Reform Society of the A.C.T
 
Access Conditions Part available for research; part not available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1964-1976] 
0.30 m. (2 boxes) 
Summary

MS 8898 comprises correspondence, newsletters, newspaper cuttings, membership lists, copies of Camp ink, submissions, articles, and other papers. The main correspondents on behalf of the Society were James Grieve and Thomas Mautner (2 boxes).

Biography/History

The Homosexual Law Reform Society of the A.C.T. was founded on 27 July 1969, by Michael Landale, a solicitor, and Thomas Mautner, a university lecturer. Its aims were to advocate that all sexual conduct between consenting adults in private should be beyond the scope of the criminal law, and to oppose the provisions of the draft criminal code in this area. The Society ceased to exist about 1972.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS 8898.

Subjects Homosexual Law Reform Society of the A.C.T. -- Archives.  |  Homosexuality -- Australian Capital Territory -- Societies, etc. -- Archives.  |  Homosexuality -- Law and legislation -- Australia.  |  Sex and law -- Australia.  |  Gay liberation movement -- Australian Capital Territory.  |  Gay liberation movement -- Australia -- Periodicals.
Time Coverage 1964-1976 
Other authors/contributors Mautner, Thomas, 1935-  |  Grieve, James, 1934-2020
Also Titled

Camp ink.

Terms of Use Copying of the Homosexual Law Reform Society of the A.C.T.'s copyright material permitted for research purposes. 
Exhibited Selected items exhibited: "ACTivism: forces for change in Canberra" - Canberra Museum and Gallery, 13 July - 3 November 2019. 

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