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Sticker - Midsumma Carnival Donation Dot, Midsumma Festival, Melbourne, circa 1990s Reg. No: HT 23155
- 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.
- Round sticker, blue and white, featuring central blue circle with white lines radiating out from it.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Peter Campbell, 2005
|Dimensions:||29 mm (Diameter)|
|Tagged with:||festivals, lesbian gay, making history - gay lesbian collection|
|Themes this item is part of:||Cultural Diversity Collection, Medicine in Society Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection|
|Primary Classification:||CULTURAL IDENTITY|
|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|