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Tilley's Devine Café Gallery
FounderPauline Higgisson
Area served
Lyneham, Canberra
Website tilleys.com.au
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Tilley's by night

Tilley's Devine Café Gallery is a well-known café in the suburb of Lyneham in Canberra, Australia. It was named after Matilda 'Tilly' Devine, an English Australian gangster and madame from Sydney.

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When the café first opened in 1984, it was intended as a women's space, with men allowed entry only when accompanied by women. [1] Popular with lesbian women, it quickly became an icon of Canberra's LGBT scene. Attempts to restrict or limit entry of men brought challenges, [2] [3] most notably by a group of cadets from the Royal Military College, Duntroon who attempted to force their way in, instigating a brawl.[ citation needed ] The policy was maintained for two years. [4]

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Tilley's originally had seating for 60, but subsequently expanded five times, and now has large indoor and outdoor eating areas. It was once a popular space for night time concerts by local musicians, hosting names such as Mia Dyson, Frente!, [5] and Clare Bowditch. In 2005 concerts were scaled back in order to expand the more financially viable restaurant and café. [6] According to ACT historian Roslyn Russell, it was the first licensed outdoor venue in Australia, and the first Australian bar to ban smoking indoors. [7]

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  2. "Grassby at Tilley's". Canberra Times . ACT: National Library of Australia. 16 October 1986. p. 2. Retrieved 6 June 2014.
  3. "Social equality and Tilley's". Canberra Times . ACT: National Library of Australia. 20 October 1986. p. 2. Retrieved 6 June 2014.
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  5. "From No 1 to Tilley's for Frente". Canberra Times . ACT: National Library of Australia. 14 May 1992. p. 16. Retrieved 6 June 2014.
  6. No more Devine music, RiotACT, 9 August 2005, archived from the original on 11 August 2008
  7. Rusell, Roslyn, History, Tilleys Devine Cafe, archived from the original on 25 January 2014

Coordinates: 35°15′7″S149°7′27″E / 35.25194°S 149.12417°E / -35.25194; 149.12417

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