Violet tour

violet-tourJoin us on this 90-minute walk tour of inner city Wellington, New Zealand and learn about:

  • Homosexual Law Reform
  • LGBTI rainbow personalities
  • Churches and LGBTI rainbow communities
  • Imprisonment on Matiu Somes Island
  • A WW1 same-sex love story

The tour ends at the NZ Portrait Gallery on the waterfront where there is currently a fantastic rainbow exhibition (free entry): Poutokomanawa: The Carmen Rupe Generation. It features Carmen Rupe, Chrissy Witoko, Dana de Milo, Sam Orchard, Taupuruariki Brightwell and Jack Trolove.

Next tour:  1pm, Sunday 3 November 2019

Starts: Meet on the steps of Parliament buildings (on the forecourt by the flag poles)

Ends: NZ Portrait Gallery on the waterfront

Duration: 90 minutes

Cost / Bookings: free – no need to book. Just turn up, but please check the Facebook page for weather related cancellations.

Accessibility: Most of the walk is on the flat using accessible public footpaths, although there is a section where we will take the steps from The Terrace down to Lambton Quay (an alternative route can be taken).

Areas covered: Parliament, The Terrace, Lambton Quay, Midland Park and the waterfront.

Features: Access Radio, Alexander Turnbull, AIDS Support Network, British High Commission, Bruce Burnett, Daniel Fielding, Fran Wilde, Frank Sargeson, Gareth Farr, Gay BC, Georgina Beyer, Gerald Haxton, Gerald Wall, Gilbert Baker, The Glamaphones, Dr Hjelman von Danneville, Lesbian Programme, Katherine Mansfield, Maata Mahupuku, Peter Cuthbert, Rev. Dr Margaret Mayman, Roy Ayling, New Zealand AIDS Memorial Quilt, Norman Gibson, Norman Jones, Rupert Brooke, Salvation Army, Shelley Te Waiariki Howard, Somerset Maugham, St Andrew’s on the Terrace, Tom McLean, Venn Young and Warren Freer.

Previous tour dates: Sunday 4 June 2017, Sunday 2 July 2017, Sunday 3 September 2017, Sunday 3 December 2017, Sunday 4 March 2018, Sunday 6 May 2018, Sunday 5 August 2018, Sunday 4 November 2018, Sunday 24 March 2019, Sunday 7 July 2019.