Advertisement - 'Two Rooms Available...Must Like Cats', circa 1991-1992 Document Reg. No: SH 931379

Circular white leaflet advertising two rooms available in 'a house with a large yard' in North Fitzroy-East Brunswick, with the proviso 'Must Like CATS'. Symbols indicate that either gay and hetrosexual women are sought.

From a collection of posters and ephemera displayed on the walls of Mario's Cafe, 303 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, Melbourne, between December 1991 and Easter 1992. The collection was removed when the wall was repainted and renovated. Posters were put up with tape and 'blu-tack'; some damage to some items resulted when these were removed. The collection, including repeats, is essentially as it was when removed (cigarette smoke included).

Donor's letter reads 'Mario's Cafe in Brunswick Street, Fitzroy is one of the very popular 'cool' places to be. It accumulates on its walls an extraordinary plethora of posters and ephemera. This accumulation of material is normally destroyed, ...'
Circular white leaflet. Smaller inner circle contains black printed text and symbols for both a gay and a hetrosexual female. Inner circle is surrounded by a larger decorative circular band and again by a smaller plain white band, with a black ink edge.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr John Hinds, 1993
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 13.50 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: housing, pets, accommodation, lesbian gay, making history - gay lesbian collection
Themes this item is part of: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Project, Museum Victoria, 2005-2006, Childhood & Youth Collection, Cultural Diversity Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: CULTURAL IDENTITY
Secondary Classification: Café & Pub Culture
Tertiary Classification: wall notices - shared living
Inscriptions: Printed text: Two rooms available/in a house with a large yard,/ Nth Fitzroy - East Brunswick./Must Like/CATS/ph. 4891874.
Place & Date Made: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1991-1992
Place & Date Used: Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia, 1991-1992

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