Queer History 101

This series of podcasts provide an entry point into New Zealand's queer history. It is generously funded by the Gay Line Wellington Trust with the support of the Rule Foundation.

The series is presented from the personal perspective of Dr Alison Laurie. For many years Alison was the Programme Director of Gender and Women’s Studies at Victoria University of Wellington, where she taught courses on queer studies, among other topics.


Criminal cases

Criminal casesAlison highlights some queer-related criminal cases in New Zealand...

Tags: 1950s, courts, crime, hate crime, homophobia, transcript online...

Early groups

Early groupsAlison talks about early lesbian and gay groups in New Zealand...

Tags: 1960s, gay, lesbian, organisation, social, transcript online...

Frances Hodgkins

Frances HodgkinsAlison talks about the New Zealand painter Frances Hodgkins...

Tags: 1860s, arts, dunedin, lesbian, transcript online, visual arts...

Gay Liberation

Gay LiberationAlison talks about the Gay Liberation movement in New Zealand...

Tags: 1970s, activism, gay liberation movement, homosexual law reform, human rights...

Hagley Park killing

Hagley Park killingAlison talks about the killing of Charles Aberhart in 1964. Aberhart had been cruising in Hagley Park when...

Tags: 1960s, beats, courts, crime, gay, transcript online...

Human rights and civil unions

Human rights and civil unionsAlison talks about human rights and civil unions in New Zealand...

Tags: 1980s, activism, civil unions, hate speech, homophobia, transcript online...

Katherine Mansfield

Katherine MansfieldAlison talks about writer Katherine Mansfield and her female lovers...

Tags: 1880s, arts, bisexual, lesbian, transcript online, writing...

Labels

LabelsAlison talks about the various words and labels that have been used to describe queer communities in New...

Tags: gay liberation movement, gay line wellington trust, labels, stereotypes, takat...

Law reform

Law reformAlison talks about homosexual law reform in New Zealand...

Tags: 1970s, activism, gay liberation movement, hate speech, homophobia, transcript ...

Legal background

Legal backgroundAlison talks about the legal background for queer communities in New Zealand...

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Lesbian organising

Lesbian organisingAlison talks about early lesbian organising in New Zealand...

Tags: 1970s, activism, lesbian, organisation, social, transcript online...

Meeting places

Meeting placesAlison talks about the different types of places queer communities met...

Tags: 1940s, club 41 (wellington), royal oak hotel (wellington), social, transcript ...

Parker and Hulme murder case

Parker and Hulme murder caseAlison talks about the Parker and Hulme murder case from 1954, where the two teenage friends murdered Parker's...

Tags: 1950s, christchurch, courts, crime, law, transcript online...

Ursula Bethell

Ursula BethellAlison talks about the New Zealand poet Ursula Bethell...

Tags: 1870s, arts, christchurch, lesbian, transcript online, writing...