Camp Nites

Camp Nites


Sydney's Emerging Drag Scene in the '60s

While Sydney’s fairies and perverts had found refuge in the corners of certain bohemian coffee shops, toffs’ bars and sailor’s pubs for decades, the first venues to target Sydney’s camp men and women emerged in the 1960s.

This booklet unpacks the histories of such legendary venues as ‘The Jewel Box’, ‘Kandy’s Garden Of Eden’, ‘The Purple Onion’, ‘Chez Ivy’s’ and ‘Ivy’s Birdcage’.

Drawing on interviews and rare photographs, it looks at their artistes, entrepreneurs and trashy-chic decor.

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