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In the mid-eighties, sheltering from the late afternoon heat under a river gum in South Australia’s Adelaide Hills, three feminist friends in their mid-forties began to discuss what it meant to get older.

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Podcasts

In the mid-1990s a group shared their experiences at Ten Forty dinner and discussion evenings. Their stories were recorded on tape and now we’ve made them into a podcast.

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Contributing

If you have written a story, poem or academic article, or if you read something that you think we would like to read, email your contribution to contact.

This is the website of Ten Forty Matrix

A vigorous loose-limbed organisation of lesbians over forty who relish discussion and debate about the issues we face in work, life, at home, in the arts and politics. The site originally catered for women in the Sydney area, but over the years, olderdykes.org has grown beyond its original borders to embrace women from all over Australia and internationally.

Here is a multi-faceted resource, brimming with ideas, debate, humour, personal stories, reviews, travel information, short fiction, poetry, commentary, the opportunity to communicate with others and many links to other sites of interest and relevance.

There is also news about forthcoming events – social and political. We welcome seekers, browsers, interactors, readers, researchers and lovers of all things lesbian both light and lofty.

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LATEST ARTICLES

  • by Pagan Kennedy Reprinted from Ms Magazine June/July 2001 Words offer shelter. They help love stay. I wish for a word that two friends could live inside, like a shingled house with faded Persian rugs. Sometimes, in an attempt to make our relationship sound more......

  • by Louise Anike Until my mid-50s, I called myself a middle aged or mid-life woman. But when is middle aged? One woman said middle age is when you suddenly find that your parents are old, your kids are grown up and you haven’t changed. As......

  • by Sue Williams Good on Dawn Fraser for finally coming out in her autobiography as having had love affairs with women. It’s something that’s been slyly insinuated for years about our golden champ, wondered on and sniggered over, so it’s marvellous that she’s now had......

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