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Archives New Zealand

Donal Raethel, a senior archivist at Archives New Zealand, talks about some of the "wonderous treasures" held in the archive relating to rainbow communities including: homosexual law reform and civil union material, items on Dr Hjelmar von Dannevill, Amy Bock, Charles Mackay and drag performance within the 2nd New Zealand Expeditionary Force during WW2.

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Hjelmar von DannevillHjelmar von DannevillAmy BockRalph DyerPolice GazetteCharles MackayDonal Raethel


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Record date:4th October 2016
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Interviewer:Gareth Watkins