The Definitive History of the Seahorse Society - Part 3

This page includes details of the publication of one of the earlier Seahorse Magazines


The Feminique Magazine


Trina, National Secretary and Editor of Feminique

In the adventurous hands of Trina, the local newsletter became a magazine known as "Feminique" and took on a national flavour. The magazine, first published in March 1972, was well received by all states and was used as an organ for publicity. The magazine was printed three to four times per year. It contained letters to the Editor, reports from various States, short stories by and about transvestites, advice on make-up, a list of shops where transvestites can buy clothes and information as to how transvestites can correspond with each other.

The first Feminique magazines, issues #1 to #10, published between March 1972 and late 1975, all had the same cover and fairly low-quality printing. From February 1976, the design and print quality of the magazines improved immensely. Each cover featured a different, very feminine design, stylishly created by Di Ward, a graphic artist. Di donated the original artwork to Seahorse in 2012 to be preserved as an important part of Seahorse history.

15 of these magazines were published regularly between February 1976 and 1980, usually four times a year, but then decreasing frequency, ceasing altogether by 1984.

The Treasurer's report of 1975 notes that it cost $360 to produce four yearly issues and another $80 in postage to send them to 200 members. The yearly total was nearly $440, a substantial amount in 1975 and the equivalent to approximately $3,200 per year in 2012, when this article was written.


List of Feminique magazines in our archives

The first three magazines are not in our archives.
Many magazines are undated or show the year but not the month.
An estimated year and month are given.

No.

Date (approx)

Editor

Comments, highlights, issues, etc.

1

March 1972

Trina Taylor

No copy in archives.

2

1972

Trina Taylor

No copy in archives.

3

1973

Trina Taylor

No copy in archives.

4

1973

Trina Taylor

4 pages of photos. Establishment of State Counsellors.

5

1973

Trina Taylor

Includes photos of Rosemary, our founder. Wendy going to the theatre.

6

1974

Trina Taylor

Report of Queen's Birthday Weekend Event in Brisbane.

7

1975

Trina Taylor

Include photos from Christmas Cabaret.

8

1975

Trina Taylor

Dr Neil Buhrich's progress report on the survey of members.

9

1975

Trina Taylor

Submission to the Royal Commission on Human Relationships by Wendy & Trina.

10

1975

Trina Taylor

Treasurer report expenses $420 to produce and post each issues of Feminique.

11

Feb 1976

Trina Taylor

New covers with professional illustrations; better quality printing.

12

May 1976

Trina Taylor

Seahorse invited to join the Association of Self-help Organisations & Groups.

13

Aug 1976

Trina Taylor

Reports about Transeminar 76.

14

Nov 1976

Trina Taylor

Article on hormones.

15

Feb 1977

Trina Taylor

Trina's talk with Ita Buttrose about Cleo's refusal to run an article on transvestism. Trina's radio interviews.

16

May 1977

Trina Taylor

Reports about Transeminar 77.

17

Aug 1977

Trina Taylor

A Thesis on Transvestism by Dr Neil Buhrich.

18

Feb 1978

Trina Taylor

Wendy reported a very successful Christmas Party.

19

Aug 1978

Trina Beaumont

Trina changed surname after legal problems.

20

Nov 1978

Trina Beaumont

A further study by Dr Neil Buhrich.

21

1978

Trina Beaumont

Trina's trip to Dream 78 in USA.

22

1980

Trina Beaumont

Trina reports the breakup of Seahorse Australia. Two articles by Dr Neil Buhrich.

23

1980

Trina Beaumont

Trina reports the breakup of her marriage.

24

1981

Trina Beaumont

10th anniversary of the first Seahorse Meeting. Trina leaves Seahorse.

25

1984

Caroline Joyce

Several articles by Caroline Joyce about interesting, incident-filled life.


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