New Review of Kamp Melbourne in the 1920s and ’30s: Trade, Queans and Inverts published in Australian Historical Studies

Kamp Melbourne in the 1920s and ’30s: Trade, Queans and Inverts, published by Cambridge Scholars in 2017 and authored by Wayne Murdoch, has been reviewed in the latest issue of Australian Historical Studies by Yorick Smaal of Griffith University. The full review is available here (subscription required), and in indicative excerpt is below:


“Murdoch has produced a very readable and richly illustrated book, although some might be uncomfortable with the use of actual names and photographs given the legal context. Kamp Melbourne is a thoughtfully structured and accessible text and a useful ready reference for teaching and research. More than the sum of its parts, it provides an evocative and sensitive account of queer life in one of Australia’s most dynamic cities and draws our attention to the fullness of kamp life at a crucial period of identity formation.”


Kamp Melbourne in the 1920s and ’30s: Trade, Queans and Inverts is available now, and can be purchased directly from Cambridge Scholars by clicking here.

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