Manly Affections: The Photographs of Robert Gant, 1885-1915by Chris Brickell
Small-town Wairarapa in the late 1800s might be the last place you'd expect to find a hotbed of manly affection, but through the lens of gay photographer Robert Gant, Mates & Lovers author Chris Brickell has been able to delve into the intimacy that existed.
Format:Hardback, published by Genre Books
Mates & Lovers a History of Gay NZby Chris Brickell
What are the historical changes through which the modern gay New Zealander has emerged? If he has not always been with us, then who preceded him? A landmark publication, this first-ever New Zealand gay male history combines lively and engaging scholarship with a remarkable collection of images. Chris Brickell tells the evolving story of New Zealand gay men through the lives of clerks, labourers, shop assistants, soldiers, actors and writers of all classes, and he shows that our erotic past was vibrant, complex and often surprising. With over 300 fascinating images, many never seen previously.
Format:Paperback, published by Random House