Sydney Star Observer, November 27 and December 11, 1992
AS a way to remember and celebrate the lives of those who had passed away from AIDS-related illnesses, the 450 panels that made up the Australian Quilt were put on display at Sydney’s Darling Harbour for World AIDS Day in 1992.
[showads ad=MREC] The day closed with an emotional ceremony where NSW Law Society president John Marsden delivered an impassioned speech as the guest speaker.
“It’s easy in an Anglo-Saxon society to throw it away as a gay disease,” he said.
“It’s easy in Africa to throw it away as a disease of a poor underprivileged black nation. But it’s not. It’s a disease that it touching everyone.” (Scroll down for full speech.)
The Quilt had been on display a week prior, where school children were taken to see it as part of a community education program.
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