The Murder of Harry Foy – Sydney’s pioneer drag artist
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The Murder of Harry Foy – Sydney’s pioneer drag artist

By ELLIOT LINDSAY Harry Foy’s portrait, auctioned after his death More than one thousand elegantly dressed individuals clamoured around the arched stone entrance to the Paddington Town Hall. All were attempting to attend what some declared to be the most exciting soiree of the year. Already the venue had reached its maximum capacity with more…

Sex, Booze and Murder: When Wartime ‘yanks’ came to Surry Hills
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Sex, Booze and Murder: When Wartime ‘yanks’ came to Surry Hills

By ELLIOT LINDSAY African-American Soldiers in Sydney during WWII During the Second World War, Sydney became the destination for tens of thousands of US servicemen on rest leave. These ‘yanks’, as Sydneysiders typically called them, came to Sydney with pockets of cash and looking for a good time. Dancing, sex, drugs and booze were all…