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Sticker - Midsumma Carnival Donation Dot, Midsumma Festival, Melbourne, circa 1990s Document Reg. No: HT 23154

Summary:
Round sticker featuring central blue circle with white lines radiating out from it. Given at the Midsumma Carnival to indicate that the wearer had made a donation on entry.

Collected during the 2005-2006 Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay Transgender Collections Survey, a joint project between Museum Victoria, State Library of Victoria and the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives.

The Midsumma Festival was established in Melbourne in 1988, and is now one of the most significant gay and lesbian festivals in the world. It includes live music, performing arts and a carnival. It lasts for three weeks each year, from mid-January to February, and is concentrated over five inner city municipal councils across Melbourne: City of Melbourne, City of Stonnington, City of Yarra, City of Moreland and the City of Port Phillip. Midsumma Festival Inc is a not-for-profit organisation. 2006 principle sponsor was the City of Melbourne, with producing partners Tourism Victoria, Arts Victoria, City of Yarra & IBM.

The Midsumma Carnival is one event of the Festival.
Description:
Round sticker, blue and white, featuring central blue circle with white lines radiating out from it.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Peter Campbell, 2005
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 29 mm (Diameter)

More information

Tagged with: festivals, lesbian gay, making history - gay lesbian collection
Themes this item is part of: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Project, Museum Victoria, 2005-2006, Cultural Diversity Collection, Medicine in Society Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: CULTURAL IDENTITY
Secondary Classification: Sexuality
Tertiary Classification: fundraising
Place & Date Used: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1990s
Place & Date of Event: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1990s
References: Kate Davison, 2006. 'Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, Transgender Material Survey: Project Report 2006'; National Association of People Living with AIDS web site http://napwa.org.au (accessed 8/1/2009); William Keys Anderson, 2002. Fever hospital : a history of Fairfield Infectious Diseases Hospital; Australian AIDS Quilt website http://www.aidsquilt.org.au/history.php, accessed 8/4/2009

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