Tag: lismore

Tropical Fruits Parade and Launch

Tropical Fruits Parade and Launch

If I think about all of the things which have happened in terms of gay life in Lismore during my lifetime, there's a lot to reflect upon. As a teenager, I remember the homophobic editorials from Jim Brigginshaw, Editor of "The Northern Star". I remember doing a school project, aged 16, where I was part … Continue reading Tropical Fruits Parade and Launch

The Ballina Street Bridge

The Ballina Street Bridge

I suddenly realised tonight I don't know the name of the arched bridge connecting North and South Lismore over Leycester Creek via Wilson Street. It's not "The Wilson Street Bridge" because that's the name of the soon to be opened bridge which connects Wilson Street with the Industrial Estate, hopefully easing traffic on Union Street. … Continue reading The Ballina Street Bridge

Tropical Fruits Photography Exhibition

Tropical Fruits Photography Exhibition

"Where The F... is 34 Union Street?", I asked myself out loud as I walked along Union Street, South Lismore, a street I've walked on many, many times. Although family members have lived on Union Street since the 1930s, I never once imagined there was a #34. Indeed, all of the numbers I've ever seen … Continue reading Tropical Fruits Photography Exhibition

Home Again

Home Again

I'm enjoying a brief, four-day visit to Lismore. I'm here for a friend's birthday, and to catch up with family. After a lovely birthday lunch, my friend Paul and I went for a "Sunday Drive" taking in the sights of Newrybar, a small village near Ballina, Lennox, Byron.

Maudeville at Lismore Regional Art Gallery

Maudeville at Lismore Regional Art Gallery

Not long after arriving in Sydney in the mid 1990s, I remember being blown away by the elaborate wigs of drag queen, Maude Boate. In contrast to the permed and blow dried wigs of so many drag queens, Maude had cartoon-like headgear made of plastic. Maude was a regular performer at the legendary, sadly missed … Continue reading Maudeville at Lismore Regional Art Gallery