Historian Gareth Watkins revisits significant dates in Aotearoa’s queer history.
11 April 1910
Artist Toss Woollaston was born in Stratford. He would become one of New Zealand’s most widely known contemporary painters. In 1980 Woollaston published Sage Tea, a lyrical account of his early life. Writer Hugh Young says that...
Historian Gareth Watkins revisits significant dates in Aotearoa’s LGBT+ history.
28 March 1925
The New Zealand Truth newspaper reported that nearly 20 per cent of New Zealand’s prison population consisted of sexual offenders. The paper said that the convictions probably only represented a small proportion of the offences that were actually...
Historian Gareth Watkins selects his most significant moments from Aotearoa’s queer history from February's past.
3 February 1944
Human rights campaigner Sister Paula Brettkelly was born in the United Kingdom. As a child she emigrated with her family to New Zealand, entering the Sisters of St Joseph in 1961. In the...
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