Story: Lesbian lives

Lesbian social life: The Occidental Hotel (3rd of 3)

Lesbian social life: The Occidental Hotel

The Occidental Hotel in Auckland was a popular meeting spot for lesbians during the mid-20th century. These women are fashion models posing at the hotel bar, probably in the 1950s.

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Auckland City Libraries – Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Reference: 34-Z272
Photograph by Clifton Firth

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How to cite this page:

Alison J. Laurie, 'Lesbian lives - Early meeting places', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/30281/lesbian-social-life-the-occidental-hotel (accessed 21 October 2019)

Story by Alison J. Laurie, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 15 Aug 2018