Naked Australians For Nudity

Here are a couple of nice pictures from the struggle for public nudity in Australia, courtesy of Freedom International. This first one comes from Melbourne in January of 2002, showing five men (“Very Impressive”, Stuart Kingsford, Rollan McCleary, Tony Pitman and Keith Stodden) going for a nude swim at Port Melbourne’s Sandridge Beach. “The men’s act of civil disobedience served as a protest against the fact that public nudity is a crime in the state of Victoria and they called on the Victorian government to reform this outdated and unjust law.”

nude on Sandridge beach

The next one shows Tony Pitman in Melbourne’s Fitzroy Gardens, staging “a one-man nude protest for the legalisation of public nudity” in February 2001.

nude in Fitzroy Gardens

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