Gay discos, pubs and night spots sprang up around Darlinghurst, Kings Cross and Bondi Junction. "Oxford St" became code for homosexual in the late 1970's - early 1980's. There were the mixed “gay discos” and drag venues. 

Ray Prasad remembers Patches and Tropicana.




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120804 RP


Prasad, Ray


Date of interview4th August 2012


Access: No special conditions


Ray talks about: South Pacific Motor Club; Tropicana; Green Park; the Wall; Dollar Bill; Castellos; John Marsden; The Carousel; Patches; Trixie Lamont; Palms; Tim Berry; Midnight Shift; Flo’s Palace; The Hideaway, Lorraine Campbell-Craig; Rose Leaf; Monique Kelly; Teresa Green;  Signal; Mardi Gras; Darlinghurt Police Station; East Side Protection; Beresford Hotel; 45 Club; Kathy Pavlich; Bronwyn Bishop; Order of Perpetual Indulgence; Sister Monstera Deliciosa Hysterica;  AIDS; ACT-UP; Fred Nile; Sister Armageddon Come Play With Me; Mother Abyss; Sydney Harbour Bears; Geoffrey Ostling; Sydney Leather Pride; Inquisition; Dolphin Motorcycle Club; Roadrunners Motor Club; Harbour City Bears; Dykes on Bikes; Greg Tucker; Douglas Kent; Sydney Harbour Bears; Beresford Hotel; Flinders Hotel; Oxford Hotel; Bear Essentials; 


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