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by Paul Neeson
posted 28/12/2021

The Bondi Memorial remembers the victims of gay hate crimes at Marks Park

The Bondi Memorial

The Bondi Memorial remembers the victims of gay hate crimes that occurred at Marks Park, Tamarama from the 70’s right through to the 90’s. Gay men and trans women were subject to violence and murder, many unsolved to this day.

Joel Murray: ACON

Anthony talks to Joel Murray from ACON about their collaboration with Waverley Council to bring this public art work to life, and about the suffering of the victims and their families.

Entitled Rise, it reflects the topography of the cliffs below where a number of men were thrown to their deaths. The six stone terraces represent the six bands of the LGBTQ Pride flag, and symbolises the path upwards towards resolution and peace. Embedded in the artwork is a series of plaques honouring lives lost and reflecting  the community’s ongoing pursuit of healing, truth and justice.

Also we continue our preview of the How Much Do You Know? podcasts about HIV/AIDS in 2021. This week we explore Ep.3 Michael, the story of a positive Kalkadoon, Barada Barna and Wangi man from Cairns who turned his life around by volunteering and caring for those in need in his community.

Arts Wednesday 29 December 2021


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