Ten Forty produces a newsletter every couple of months containing news about forthcoming activities and reports on events of interest to older lesbians. If you are a lesbian over forty and want to receive our bi-monthly newsletter, email contact.
The big picnic
Lesbian Identity and Feminism revisited. Four speakers tell their stories and give their views.
Living Our Passion – Revisiting the 1991 Lesbian Festival
Vale Sylvana Gruber
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Ten Forty Matrix goes to Canberra
The Know My Name exhibition
Walking to the Edge – The travel we have done and what we want to do
Bookish Conversations with Katherine Howell
In memory of Lesley Gore and Dusty Springfield
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Technology we have used during lock down to stay connected.
The big picnic -face to face contact is so much more satisfying that Zoom.
What we learnt at the writing workshop Download as pdf
Fled by Meg Keneally
This historical novel is based on the true story of Mary Bryant, renowned in early Australian history as the woman who made a daring and successful escape from Port Jackson, almost three years after the first fleet arrived…Download as pdf
Climate Change, Our insane summer, and what we can do about it
This was definitely a Zoom event not to be missed. It was not simply a list of dreadful facts about climate change. Anne, an environmental officer for Inner West Council, prepared a dynamic and informative talk. She also sent us interesting ‘homework’ we could do in advance if we wished, as well as preparing visual information to illustrate her talk. This visual information showed clearly the increasing damage to our environment as a result of world increases in carbon emissions… Download as pdf
I participated in my first Zoom experience….It was an experience sharing event for those associated with the Women’s Lands in New South Wales. Some of us, to this day, have never met…
This issue also has more COVID stories… Download as pdf
Life in Lockdown
My life as a 75 year old radical lesbian feminist on the Old Age Pension (financial security) and living in my own house in the inner urban area of Melbourne, albeit in Lockdown, is not nearly as stressful and difficult as it is for those who have lost their jobs, are sleeping rough…. Download as pdf
In Australia we have been queueing up for toilet paper, while in the United States they have been queueing up for guns. But what impact has this Covid-19 virus had on our Older Lesbian Community here in NSW? Read some of our stories here… Download as pdf
Murder and Mayhem at Haberfield – Exploring Crime Fiction with Pearlie McNeill
Pearlie read two short story beginnings and we had to choose by voting which of these we wanted to work on. This was a hard choice as they both held our interest. Pearlie then gave each of our three groups a task to undertake using the chosen storyline… Download as pdf