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Gareth Watkins examines the events that shaped our Rainbow Community during Januarys through the ages. 22 January 1896 Poet Walter D’Arcy Cresswell was born in Christchurch. After serving in WW1 he returned to New Zealand, turning to poetry as a vocation. Nowadays he is probably better known for his entrapment of...
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Historian Gareth Watkins uncovers significant dates in NZ’s rainbow history. 2 December 1897 Social reformer and activist Rewi Alley was born in Canterbury. Much of his life was spent in China, living there from 1927 until his death in December 1987.  Academic Roderic Alley believes Alley’s most significant legacy to...
Gareth Watkins looks back at the events that shaped our Rainbow Community. November 1957 Activist and politician Georgina Beyer was born in Wellington.  Beyer’s rich life has been the subject of books and films documenting her journey from, as she puts it, “cracking it as a prostitute” to becoming the world’s...
Gareth Watkins looks back at the events that shaped our rainbow community. 14 October 1888 Writer Katherine Mansfield was born in Wellington. Mansfield had well-documented relationships with both men and women - one being Edith Kathleen Bendall.  For a time, Mansfield wrote letters nightly in violet ink to Bendall inviting her...
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Gareth Watkins looks back at the events that shaped Aotearoa’s LGBTI+ community. September 1863 Explorer and writer Samuel Butler wrote of his blossoming relationship with Charles Paine Pauli whom he met in Christchurch.  Butler recounted that a barman in California had labeled Pauli as “the handsomest man God ever sent...
Gareth Watkins looks back at the events that shaped our rainbow community. 20 August 1909 Artist and drama producer Rodney Kennedy was born in Dunedin. In 1926, he enrolled as a student at the Dunedin School of Art, and in 1932 he met artist Toss Woollaston. They became “lovers”, “lifelong...
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Gareth Watkins looks back at the events that shaped our rainbow community. 17 July 1867 Hon. John Richardson introduced the Offences Against the Person Bill in Parliament. Under the heading of Unnatural Offences, a person convicted of the “abominable crime of buggery” (e.g. sodomy) could be imprisoned for life.  This related...
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Gareth Watkins looks back at the events that shaped our rainbow community. 10 June 1868 “Harry” Holland was born in Australia. A printer by trade, Holland went on to lead the New Zealand Labour Party from 1919-1933. After his death, artist Richard Gross was commissioned to sculpt a public monument that...

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