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Oral Herstory facility launches Saturday

Wed 21 May 2008 In: New Zealand Daily News View at Wayback

A women's 'oral herstory' facility will be opened in Auckland this Saturday afternoon by the Minister of Archives and Libraries, Judith Tizard. The Bronwen Dean Oral Herstory Listening Post will be launched at the Charlotte Museum, with Tizard cutting the ribbon and playing the first tape. Alison Laurie from the Lesbian and Gay archives at the Alexander Turnbull Library in Wellington will give a short address on the importance of oral stories from our past. So far the Charlotte Museum has collected three hours of material. Bronwen Dean was a stalwart of lesbian radio in Wellington and Charlotte  Museum spokesperson Miriam Saphira says the museum is "delighted that her estate has given us a generous donation for us to establish and Oral Herstory Listening Post in her name. I know she would have loved the idea." The launch, at 58 Surrey Crescent, Grey Lynn, starts at 2pm and will include an afternoon tea.    

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Wednesday, 21st May 2008 - 11:44am

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