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Always Here: telling Queer stories through heritage

Kerryn Pollock, senior advisor at Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga, the country's national historic heritage agency, talks about the Rainbow List Project. The project aims to improve the diversity of Rārangi Kōrero, the New Zealand Heritage List, by recognising places of significance to Aotearoa New Zealand’s LGBTTFQI+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Takatāpui, Fa’afāfine, Queer and Intersex) communities. Kerryn's talk was part of an ongoing series of public events called City Talks. The series is organised by the New Zealand Institute of Architects Wellington Branch and presented in partnership with City Gallery Wellington. A special thank you to Kerryn and the organisers for allowing this event to be recorded and shared.

Locations already on the New Zealand Heritage List/Rārangi Kōrero that relate to rainbow communities can be viewed on the Rainbow List map

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  • 00:00 - Welcome from Tina Williams, Wellington branch - Te Kāhui Whaihanga New Zealand Institute of Architects
  • 01:44 - Kerryn Pollock
  • 08:26 - Slide: Carmen's International Coffee Lounge - 86 Vivian Street, Wellington [map]
  • 09:40 - Slide: The Balcony/Le Balcon - 57a Victoria Street, Wellington [map]
  • 10:28 - Slide: The Cottage - 67 Moxham Avenue, Hataitai, Wellington [map]
  • 11:04 - Slide: Carmen's Curio Shop - 288 Cuba Street, Wellington [map]
  • 13:50 - Slide: Morgan's building (Club Exotique) - 199 Cuba Street, Wellington [map]
  • 15:50 - Slide: Queen Victoria statue - Albert Park, Auckland [map]
  • 17:52 - Slide: Rise Cottage - 10 Westenra Terrace, Christchurch [map]
  • 19:38 - Slide: Peterborough Centre - cnr Peterborough and Montreal Street, Christchurch [map]
  • 21:20 - Slide: Rewi Alley and Jack Stevens' home - Moeawatea Valley, South Taranaki [map]
  • 23:55 - Slide: Vinegar Hill/Putai Ngahere Domain, Manawatū-Whanganui [map]
  • 24:50 - Slide: Meteor Building (Charles Mackay) - 23 Ridgway Street, Whanganui [map]
  • 28:38 - Slide: Surgery of Dr Thomas Ongley - 202 Willis Street, Wellington [map]
  • 32:52 - Slide: Charles Brasch's home - 36a Heriot Row, Dunedin [map]
  • 34:10 - Slide: Frank Sargeson and Harry Doyle's home - 14a Esmonde Road, Takapuna, Auckland [map]
  • 34:40 - Slide: Courtney Archer and Chen Tan's home - 44 Belt South, Rangiora [map]
  • 37:00 - Slide: Chrissy Witoko and the Evergreen Coffee Lounge [map]
  • 44:35 - Questions from the audience


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Record date:15th August 2022
Location:Wellington City Gallery, Wellington
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