Robyn Fortescue


Robyn Fortescu says the choice of Jennie George was an obvious one.
"To the ordinary unionist Jennie is a very important figure - people love her and she's been a big supporter of gay and lesbian workers," Fortescu says.
"She's played a major role in pushing our interests in the broader movement. We'll miss her and this is our way of saying thank you."
If you want to march with the union contingent, meet at the Trades Hall Tavern at 5.30pm on March 4. Wear something red (not a book). For further details contact
Robyn Fortescu on
Chant Competition: have you got a better chant that "the workers united will never be defeated"? If you do, email here are you could win a special collectors Mardi Gras T-short
Rights Brochure Launched
Meanwhile, Unions NSW has launched a brochure explaining gay and lesbian right in the workplace.
It involves a guide to the practical steps they can take to organise themselves in the workplace as well as outlining legal rights and contacts.
The brochure will be distributed through NSW workplaces and well as gay and lesbian groups. Call Deirdre Mahoney on 9286 1631 to order copies.
Mardi Gras to Pay Tribute to Jennie

Union participants in the Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras will pay tribute to outgoing ACTU president Jennie George for her contribution to 'industrial glamour'.
Organisers of the trade union float have made a giant effigy of George the centrepiece of their float. She will be surrounded by dozens of beefy blokes in Peter Reith masks.
Co-ordinator and AMWU official

Ray Fortescue Optometrists



Ramsgate Beach, Sydney, Australia

Fortescue Optometrists originally opened in the summer of 1979-80, adjacent to our current much larger premises. Over the years we have grown to now include 3 Optometrists, 3 Optical Dispensers and another 5 support staff.
Our Optometrists:

  • Qualifications:
    • Bachelor of Optometry (Honours), Uni of NSW, 1978
    • Fellow, Contact lens Society of Australia
  • Professional Associations:
    • Member, Optometrists Association Australia
    • Member, Contact Lens Society of Australia
    • Member, Australian Optometric Panel
    • Member, Australasian College of Behavioural Optometrists
    • Member, Orthokeratology Society of Australia

Richard Le Fort


(extrait de la tapisserie de Bayeux)


Richard Fortescue 7th earl of Fortescue - 1922-1993



Ruth Ellen Fortescue - 1878-1947