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In: Locations - Wellington waterfront walk tour

Courtenay Place Mens Toilet
Built in 1911, the underground public toilet was part of the regular beat [for anonymous sex]. The toilet had two sets of stairs...
Published: January 2016

In: People

Denny Moran
Denny Moran talks about the gay scene in Wellington in the 1970s - including Carmen and various beats...
Published: November 2010

In: Ralph Knowles

Dunedin beats
Ralph Knowles remembers the Dunedin beats of the 1950s, and being involved in the campaigns for homosexual law reform. Ralph died on 3 July...
Published: December 2011

In: Queer History 101

Hagley Park killing
Alison talks about the killing of Charles Aberhart in 1964. Aberhart had been cruising in Hagley Park when he was beaten to death...
Published: January 2011

In: Locations - Wellington waterfront walk tour

Harris Street
On a night in July 1975 a police officer questioned MP Colin Moyle who was lingering around a well-known cruising spot on Harris Street...
Published: January 2016

In: John Jakeman

John Jakeman profile
John Jakeman talks about growing up in Wellington in the 1950s, working at the Royal Oak tavern in the 1970s, police persecution, homosexual law...
Published: May 2017

In: People

Paul
Paul talks about growing up in Australia in the 1950s, sex work in New York City, cruising Rudolf Nureyev, serving beer to Marlene Dietrich...
Published: April 2015

In: People

Phillip Peek
Phillip Peek recalls working at the Sun sauna, a sex-on-site venue, in the mid-1970s and early 1980s and participating in homosexual law reform activities...
Published: July 2018

In: Wellington Pride Festival 2018

Rainbow elders panel
Audio from the Rainbow elders panel, held during Wellington's Pride festival at 19 Tory Street on 25 February 2018. The event was organised...
Published: February 2018

In: HIV/AIDS in Aotearoa New Zealand

Ralph Knowles
Ralph Knowles talks about the early years of HIV/AIDS in Christchurch, and how he helped produce the first pamphlet about the virus in New...
Published: December 2011

In: Homosexual Law Reform

Rob Lake
Rob talks about activism during homosexual law reform and early responses to HIV AIDS in Wellington...
Published: November 2015

In: People

Robin Duff
Robin Duff talks about many of the activist groups he was involved with in the 1970s, being the first openly gay man in New...
Published: April 2013

In: People

Roy Ayling and Norman Gibson
Miriam Saphira talks about her father Norman and his relationship with Roy. The two men met as soldiers during WW1 and formed a...
Published: February 2016

In: Documentary

Sailor
Explore the iconic figure of the sailor in rainbow culture. The programme also looks at sexual activity around the wharfs and on the...
Published: 1999

In: Locations - Wellington waterfront walk tour

Taj Mahal Toilet
The public toilet opened in 1929 and was part of the regular beat [for anonymous sex]. The site is now a bar/restaurant. In this...
Published: January 2016

In: Carmen Rupe

Trevor Morley - Wellington Vice Squad
Trevor Morley talks about working on the Vice Squad in Wellington in the 1970s; including cases involving Carmen Rupe, the movie Deep Throat and...
Published: April 2012

In: People

Welby Ings
Welby talks about growing up, his involvement in homosexual law reform, the early days of HIV AIDS in New Zealand and his films Boy...
Published: September 2012