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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.

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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
Copyright:PrideNZ.com
Location:Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand
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