Alison Laurie  [image: Gareth Watkins]

Alison Laurie

Legal background

In this podcast Alison talks about the legal background for queer communities in New Zealand.


This podcast was funded by a generous grant from the Gay Line Wellington Trust with the support of the Rule Foundation


"I'm going to be looking at the legal background relating to same-sexuality in Aotearoa / New Zealand, and considering many of the changes that happened through the years. I'd like to start off by thinking about the situation before European contact. Maori, the indigenous inhabitants of this country, came here some hundreds of years ago. There's various discussions about that: some people think it might have been 800 years ago, other people think it could have been 1,200 years ago, but whenever, Maori came in a series of canoes known as waka and settled in various parts of the... read full transcript

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Record date:12th January 2011