Seahorse's History


The Definitive History of the Seahorse Society - Part 11


This page includes acknowledgements and a list of reference sources





I would like to thank the following people:


  • Di Ward, one of our longest standing members, for copies of Cleo magazines, other magazines article, old newsletters, and much other valuable resource material, in particular, copies of the original artwork for the covers of the Feminique Magazines.
  • Previous Membership Secretaries, in particular, Susan, for maintaining accurate records and for keeping archives of previous applications, both electronic and hard-copy. This assisted my research considerably.
  • Past President, Lynne Johnson, for providing me with a large amount of old Seahorse correspondence.
  • Various Seahorse members, especially those who have been members for many years (in particular two of our founders, Rosemary and Jill) for their anecdotes and stories about Seahorse given to me in informal discussions at Social Meetings.
  • Katherine Cummings of the Gender Centre for setting me the challenge of writing this article. I shied away from the idea initially, thinking it would be an impossible task, but eventually accepted the challenge when I found that there was a lot of archival information available.




  • The History of Seahorse. Author Unknown. Polare 1, Article 6, February 1993.
  • So what is Seahorse? April, Seahorse President 1993-1995. Polare 2, Article 9, June 1993.
  • The Seahorse Society. Leslie, Seahorse President 1995-1999. Polare 25, Article 4, June 1998.
  • What is Seahorse? Rhonda, Member since 1992 and Magazine Editor. Polare 79, Article 5, April 2009.
  • The men who dress as women. Cleo magazine, October 1975.
  • That's no lady, that's my husband. Cleo magazine No. 46, August 1976.
  • Transvestism: Out of the looking glass by Trina Taylor, Campaign, Edition 25.
  • A heterosexual transvestite club: psychiatric aspects. Buhrich, N., Aust. & NZ J Psychiatry. 1976 Dec; 10(4): 331-5.
  • Feminique, Editions #4 to #25, 1973 to 1984.
  • A Night Out Withe the Boys. Forum Magazine (The Australian Journal of Interpersonal Relations), Volume 2, No.8.



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