100 years of love

100 Years of Love celebrates the lives and loves of three lesbian couples who have collectively been together for almost 100 years. The women have much to teach us about love. They have lived through times when their sexuality was not respected and their relationships have never been publicly or formally recognised or celebrated.

This project is about three lesbian couples living in rural Victoria, who have lives filled with love. It is a project about same sex relationships, ageing, family, friends and community. It acknowledges history, lesbophobia and the journey to find a place where love grows.

Three celebrations will take place over a 12 month period involving friends, family and community. A film produced from the celebrations will help to build understanding of and respect for same sex relationships.

The first celebration, the Circle of Love – celebrating Edie Mayhew and Anne Tudor’s relationship was launched in July 2017. See media release 100 Years of Love – Media Release

The Circle of Love, Edie Mayhew & Anne Tudor

Photo: (c) Lisa White thesocialphotographer.com.au

When we got together 33 years ago we kept it pretty quiet. It was a very different world back then. You didn’t tell people you were lesbian. We were in love – but we’ve never formally celebrated our love with family and friends because we didn’t feel it was okay to do so. Now that time is running out for us we want to celebrate with the people we love.

 Celebration – join us

We celebrated our relationship with family and friends at a private event in September 2017. The event was filmed by Andy Ferguson from Fergusonfilms and will be launched at an event for Victorian Senior’s Festival in October. You are invited to join us for the launch of our film and a picnic afterwards in the Gardens at MADE in Ballarat. BYO picnic, details below:

  • Date: Saturday 28th October, 2017
  • Time: 11am – 2pm
  • Location: MADE, Ballarat
  • RSVP: Eventbrite


We would love you to help celebrate our relationship by sharing a story about our life and relationship, or a comment, a blessing or a photo. You can text or email Anne Tudor or Catherine Barrett (details below).

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The Circle of Love is presented by Edie Mayhew and Anne Tudor and coordinated by Celebrate Ageing (incorporating Alice’s Garage) and the City of Ballarat as part of the Victorian Seniors Festival. For more information on 100 Years of Love please contact:

  • Dr Catherine Barrett
  • Phone: (03) 9534 0060
  • Email: director@celebrateageing.com