Revising history, for worse, and better

The apology to gay men who were convicted of historic crimes in the era prior to the Homosexual Law Reform Act of 1986 was made this week by MP Amy Adams, as she introduced to parliament a bill to wipe clean the criminal histories of those men so unfairly stigmatised by New Zealand’s anti-gay legislation….

Voices from the Margins of Society

Today we are republishing an article by historian and Emeritus Professor Margaret Tennant, about her¬†experiences of dealing with restrictions placed on archival material by government departments, since the 1990s. I was particularly struck by her argument that the placing of restrictions on archival case and personal files, for what may seem like¬†good reasons at the…