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Canary 1972 to 1974

Canary was published by the South Australian branch of the Campaign Against Moral Persecution (CAMP), a gay and lesbian rights group, between 1972 and 1974. First published as Campcites in September 1972, volume 1 number 2, published in October 1972, was retitled Canary. Following the drowning of Dr George Duncan in May 1972, Canary documents many of the debates and activities that led to South Australia becoming the first Australian state to legalise homosexual acts between consenting males in September 1975.

The title, Canary, was drawn from 'Canary Cottage' the name given by the local gay community to the toilet block located on the Torrens Lake near where Duncan's body was found.

Canary documents the Duncan case, the progress of law reform in South Australia and the other states, the creation of groups such as Gay Lib. and Gay Activists Alliance, social activites and groups such as the A.C./D.C. club and religious groups, and attitudes expressed in the media.

Campcites No. 01 September 1972
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Canary No. 02 October 1972 Part 1 (Pages 1 to 10)
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Canary No. 02 October 1972 Part 2 (Pages 1 and 7 to 13)
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Canary No. 03 November 1972 Part 1 (Pages 1 to 10)
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Canary No. 03 November 1972 Part 2 (Pages 1 and 9 to 17
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Canary No. 04 December 1972 Part 1 (Pages 1 to 10)
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Canary No. 04 December 1972 Part 2 (Pages 1 and 7 to 11
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Canary No. 05 January 1973 Part 1 (Pages 1 to 10)
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Canary No. 05 January 1973 Part 2 (Pages 1 and 8 to 13)
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Canary No. 06 February 1973 Part 1 (Pages 1 to 10)
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Canary No. 06 February 1973 Part 2 (Pages 1 and 10 to 1
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Canary No. 07 March 1973 Part 1 (Pages 1 to 10)
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