Book Announcement: Kamp Melbourne in the 1920s and ’30s: Trade, Queans and Inverts

Kamp Melbourne in the 1920s and ’30s: Trade, Queans and Inverts now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Hardback, pp240, £61.99 / $104.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Kamp Melbourne in the 1920s and ’30s: Trade, Queans and Inverts by Wayne Murdoch.

Melbourne in the 1920s and ’30s had a reputation as a staid and provincial city, a respectable, Sabbath-observing town, a metropolis of quiet suburban lives. There were, however, those who did not conform to society’s rules; among them homosexual men. The members of this hidden and persecuted group formed a subculture of friendship groups, meeting places, secret signs and words which allowed them to live their lives against a backdrop of legal, social, and moral restrictions. This book is an investigation of this subculture and those men who lived within it.

To read a full summary of the book and to read a 30-page sample extract, which includes the table of contents, please visit the following link:

All Cambridge Scholars authors and contributors are entitled to a 40% discount on this title, to claim this simply enter the author discount code on the My Order page after adding the book to your basket from the link above. For further information about the author discount, please contact

Kamp Melbourne in the 1920s and ’30s: Trade, Queans and Inverts can be purchased directly from Cambridge Scholars, through Amazon and other online retailers, or through our global network of distributors. Our partners include Bertram, Gardners, Baker & Taylor, Ingram, YBP, Inspirees and MHM Limited. An e-book version will be available for purchase through the Google Play store in due course.

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About the Author

Wayne Murdoch lives and breathes Australian social history. He became involved with the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives after moving to Melbourne for postgraduate study in the 1980s, which fostered his interest in the homosexual history of his adopted city.


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