The spectre of the thing: The construction of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Holocaust memorial

Kerby, Martin ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4073-2559 and Bywaters, Malcom and Baguley, Margaret ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0098-6378 (2021) The spectre of the thing: The construction of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Holocaust memorial. Historical Encounters, 8 (1). pp. 27-40.

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Abstract

The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Holocaust Memorial is situated on the western side of Green Park in Darlinghurst, in Sydney, Australia. Darlinghurst is considered the heart of Sydney's gay and lesbian population, having been the site of demonstrations, public meetings, Gay Fair Days, and the starting point for the AIDS Memorial Candlelight Rally. It is also very close to both the Sydney Jewish Museum and the Jewish War Memorial. The planning and construction of the Memorial between 1991 and 2001 was a process framed by two competing imperatives. Balancing the commemoration of a subset of victims of the Holocaust with a positioning of the event as a universal symbol of the continuing persecution of gays and lesbians was a challenge that came to define the ten year struggle to have the memorial built.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © Copyright retained by Author/s. Distributed under a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 License.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2022 08:42
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2022 03:37
Uncontrolled Keywords: aesthetics, Gay and Lesbian activism, Holocaust memorials, monuments, Queer memorialisation
Fields of Research (2008): 21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210307 European History (excl. British, Classical Greek and Roman)
21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210303 Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
Fields of Research (2020): 43 HISTORY, HERITAGE AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 4303 Historical studies > 430302 Australian history
43 HISTORY, HERITAGE AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 4303 Historical studies > 430310 Global and world history
43 HISTORY, HERITAGE AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 4303 Historical studies > 430308 European history (excl. British, classical Greek and Roman)
44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4405 Gender studies > 440599 Gender studies not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9502 Communication > 950205 Visual Communication
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 13 CULTURE AND SOCIETY > 1302 Communication > 130205 Visual communication
Identification Number or DOI: doi:10.52289/hej8.303
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/46221

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