Neil Costelloe (22 August 1960 - 7 April 1990)  [image: David Hindley]

Neil Costelloe (22 August 1960 - 7 April 1990)

Remembering Neil Costelloe

In this podcast Jayne (sitting by an open fire) remembers her brother Neil Costelloe. Neil was very active in the fight for homosexual law reform in the mid-1980s. A few years later he died from AIDS-related causes in April 1990. Neil's quilt panel on the New Zealand AIDS Memorial Quilt can be viewed here.

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Voices: Jayne Costelloe

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Neil Costelloe and partner David in London (1989/1990)
Neil Costelloe at primary school
Neil Costelloe being arrested during the homosexual law reform campaign
Neil Costelloe photographed for Pink Triangle by David Hindley
New Zealand AIDS Memorial quilt panel for Neil Costelloe
Poster design by Neil Costelloe, Alexander Turnbull Library (Eph-C-GAY-1985-02)
Poster design by Neil Costelloe, Alexander Turnbull Library (Eph-C-GAY-1985-03)

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Record date:9th April 2016
Interviewer:Gareth Watkins
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Copyright (image):Various, noted where known