Search Browse Media On This Day Map Quotations Timeline Research Free Datasets Remembered About Contact
☶ Go up a page

Roy Ayling and Norman Gibson

In this podcast Miriam Saphira talks about her father Norman and his relationship with Roy. The two men met as soldiers during WW1 and formed a very close bond - was it homosexual, homosocial or something else?

Roy's Cenotaph record can be viewed here and Norman's Cenotaph record can been viewed here. Miriam's book which details the relationship is called A Man's Man: A Daughters Story, published in 1997.

Audio and Text Download mp3 Download HQ mp3


A collection of writings and illustrations from men of the New Zealand DivisionRoy Aylings love poem Old Sunshine written [probably] to Norman GibsonRequiem written by Norman Parau Gibson and published in New Zealand at the FrontRoy Ayling (left) and Norman GibsonNorman Gibson posing in a studio photograph

Record date:12th February 2016
Interviewer:Gareth Watkins
Location:Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand
View on Map
Archive:The master recording is archived at the Alexander Turnbull Library (OHDL-004400).