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Closets are for Clothes: A History of Queer Australia

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Some of the first white Australians were lesbians and gay men. They came on convict ships or as free settlers and forged a colourful history. From floggings and hangings to cross-dressing and the Mardi Gras, "Closets are for Clothes" links today's queer Australia to its history.

Part of Black Dog Book's "Drum" imprint, which features fictionalised first person accounts of h
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Paperback, 147 pages
Published 2010 by Black Dog Books
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Heidi
Black Dog Books is a fundamentally fabulous Australian publisher. Like Kudos for television, I can pretty much assume that if Black Dog is publishing a book, it's worth reading.

"Closets are for Clothes" was great. It's non-fiction at the middle-grades to young adult level, and a really well-done overview of queer history in Australia. There wasn't anything in it that particularly surprised me, but then again, I've done History of Sexualities and always been interested in this area. But as a basi
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