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David Widdup

Summary

David Widdup stood as the CAMP Candidate for the Lowe constituency seat in NSW in December1972. He was the first openly homosexual candidate to stand for office and represented social political issues such as gay rights and abortion.
The campaign was supported by CAMP Sydney and donations from members.
He stood against the Prime Minister and was unsucessful on election day.

Resources

Journal Articles

  • Bernard Boswell, 'David Widdup', William and John, vol. 1, no. 7, W J Publishers [This scan courtesy of the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives, Melbourne], North Sydney, 1972, p. 2. PDF Details
  • Bob Hayward; Cass Radley; David Widdup, 'Sydney Scene: Our Demo', CAMP Ink Vol 2 No 2/3 1972 Issue, CAMP Ink [This scan courtesy of the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives, Melbourne], 1972, p. 3. PDF Details
  • CAMP Ink, 'The Lowe Camp Campaign', CAMP Ink Vol. 2 No. 11 1972, 1972, p. 1. PDF Details
  • CAMP Ink, 'David Widdup The Camp Candidate', CAMP Ink Vol 2 No 12, CAMP Ink [This scan courtesy of the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives, Melbourne], 1972, p. 1. PDF Details
  • CAMP Ink, 'The Camp Candidate: A Policy Statement', CAMP Ink Vol 2 No 10, CAMP Ink [This scan courtesy of the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives, Melbourne], 1972, p. 1. PDF Details
  • David Widdup, 'CAMP National Camp', CAMP Ink Vol 3 No 1, CAMP Ink [This scan courtesy of the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives, Melbourne], p. 1. PDF Details

Beth Hallett