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Aussie Queer History in 30 secs: Earl Beauchamp, William Lygon

Governor of NSW between 1899 and 1901 as a young man, Earl Beauchamp, William Lygon, returned in later life as an exile. Watch in 30 secs ↓ Read More ↓↓ Links ↓↓↓ Appointed Governor of NSW aged 27, the wealthy Earl was not greatly impressed with the colony. He returned to England early and entered …

Dr Lilian Cooper arrived in Brisbane in 1891 with her life partner Josephine Bedford.

Aussie Queer History in 30 seconds: Dr Lilian Cooper

Dr Lilian Cooper was Brisbane’s first female doctor. She arrived in Queensland in 1891 accompanied by her life partner Josephine Bedford. Watch in 30 secs ↓ Read More ↓↓ Links ↓↓↓ Lilian and Josephine became renowned for their unstinting charity work. They also received medals for their wartime service, volunteering on the front lines in …