Sporty lesbians and fit feminists: a map of women’s sports in 1970s and 1980s Sydney

This digital map was first made and shown at the State Library of NSW Pride Revolutions Exhibition of 2023.

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Rosa Campbell

Rosa Campbell is an historian and writer. She holds a PhD in history from the University of Cambridge and is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Edinburgh. She works on the global history of feminism. She is passionate about bringing ideas to life beyond the university and writes often for a public audience recently at Overland, Meanjin, The White Review and Public Books. She also leads public history projects with cultural institutions. Much to her surprise, she is quite sporty these days. More at

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