Lesbian and Gay Archives of New Zealand (LAGANZ) | Te Puranga Takatapui o Aotearoa



Lesbian and Gay Archives of New Zealand
Te Pūranga Takatāpui o Aotearoa

The Archives are owned by a Trust and housed in the Alexander Turnbull Library of the National Library of New Zealand, Wellington.

We collect, preserve and make available for research the records and personal papers of LGBTTIFQ people and organisations in New Zealand. LGBTTIFQ means lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, takatāpui, fa'afafine, intersex or queer and includes any same-sex attracted, transgender or intersex members of any indigenous community of the Pacific.


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COVID-19: Access to LAGANZ collections is closed until Wellington returns to Level 2. More details.


  • Activities range from working bees on collections, outreach activities, helping at events, and supporting our digitisation and metadata initiatives. Some of these you can do at home.

LAGANZ Transcribathon Sat 10 to Sat 24 July

Discover our Index Cards Transcription project and the Transcribathon. We're using a fun online tool to correct the text from scanned pictures of 5000 index cards describing our book, pamphlet and manuscript collections.

Funding support from the Rainbow Welbeing Legacy Fund has allowed us to continue digitising and transcribing all the index cards in our catalogue.

Sign up now to transcribe and join our Transcribathon running from 10 to 24 July!

LAGANZ MS 82 Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) index card.


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  • Gender matters in writing (National Library website) - Mon 16 Aug , 5.30pm-7pm, Taiwhanga Kauhau - Auditorium, National Library, Aitken St, Wellington - A panel discussion hosted by Sam Orchard celebrating transgender and non-binary writers in New Zealand and focusing on the complexities and beauty of writing about gender. A collaboration with the New Zealand Society of Authors (NZSA) and Alexander Turnbull Library.

  • Index Card Transcribathon, Sat 10 July to Sat 24 July - a fun online community event for volunteers to help us complete important work transcribing our catalogue index cards.

LAGANZ Books for Sale

Oral History





Last updated: 3 May 2021

Lesbian and Gay Archives of New Zealand (LAGANZ) | Te Pūranga Takatāpui o Aotearoa
PO Box 11-695, Manners St, Wellington 6142
Alexander Turnbull Library, 70 Molesworth St, Wellington 6011

Curator Tel: +64 4 462 3972 | Trust Secretary Mob: +64 27 444 3961

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