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AT CAMP HEADQUARTERS, THE ACTIVISTS WATCH PETER AND BON ON THE TV SHOW CHEQUERBOARD.

MARDI GRAS AT 40

1978

The first Mardi Gras parade begins peacefully with up to 500 participants, only to be violently interrupted by New South Wales police who arrest 53 and bash many on the streets and later in the cells.

1979

The second Mardi Gras, themed Power In The Darkness, pays tribute to the previous year’s riot and those arrested. Participants increase to 3,000 with no arrests.

1980

The event moves from the winter to summer and officially becomes the Sydney Gay Mardi Gras. The parade draws a crowd of 5,000.

1981

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