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Make a Bequest to LAGANZ

Leave a financial gift in your will for the Lesbian and Gay Archives of New Zealand: Te Puranga Takatapui o Aotearoa Trust.

Thank you for considering us in your estate planning. We hope that we are a good fit with your desire to leave a legacy for Aotearoa New Zealand's LGBTTIFQ1 communities.

The principles and concepts of whanaungatanga and whakapapa2 from Maoritanga guide and inspire us in our efforts to collect, preserve and make available the records of these communities.

Legal Advice

Do involve your lawyer in determining the best way to leave a gift to us. Your lawyer will need:

  • our Charities number: CC27707
  • our full legal name: Lesbian and Gay Archives of New Zealand: Te Puranga Takatapui o Aotearoa Trust
  • our contact details: Attn: Treasurer, Gavin Hamilton, board@laganz.org.nz, 021 0200 7913, PO Box 11-695, WELLINGTON 6142.

Your wishes regarding depositing personal papers or digital materials with LAGANZ may also need to be expressed in your will.

Suggested Wording for Your Will

This wording is typical and may be a good start before customising it with your lawyer. Note the different options. You could also opt to support a particular collection.

I give and bequeath the sum of $________ (or) __ % of my estate, (or) residue of my estate, (or) property or assets as follows free of all charges, to the Lesbian and Gay Archives of New Zealand: Te Puranga Takatapui o Aotearoa Trust.

Support LAGANZ's Activities or Collections

Presently all LAGANZ's activities are carried out by volunteers. Our policy is to apply non-specific bequests to general activities. Our long-term priority activities include:

  • Digital archive fund to build and operate an online collection platform
  • Curator salaries to ensure LAGANZís access to professional archiving expertise
  • Digitisation of items in LAGANZís collections

Priority Collections

These collections are a priority for preservation (including digital preservation) and/or for arrangement and description work that will make collection items discoverable and accessible to researchers:

  • Audio files and summaries from both our earlier digitisation projects: homosexual law reform and lesbian radio from the 1980s and 1990s
  • Video, images from the former GayNZ.com website
  • Audio from interviews and transcripts created as part of our oral history project (still ongoing) and other oral histories that have been donated
  • Wild Film video collection
  • Dana de Milo collection
  • NZ AIDS Memorial Quilt website on disc from November 2017
  • Kapiti Gay Archive - interviews broadcast on Coast Access Radio on disc 2015-2019.

We plan to acknowledge bequests in online collection records.

Make a Bequest to LAGANZ Information Sheet

Download the one page information sheet summarising how to leave a bequest (financial gift) to LAGANZ:


1. We define LGBTTIFQ to mean any person who identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, takatapui, fa'afafine, intersex or queer and is intended to include any same-sex attracted, transgender or intersex members of any indigenous community of the Pacific.

2. Whanaungatanga - working together to support each other across all generations; a relationship through shared experiences and working together which provides people with a sense of belonging. Whakapapa - descent from one's ancestors, the people who have come before us.




Last updated: 5 Sep 2020

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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