Alison Mau and Elizabeth Roberts - Sex Change Pioneer

From Sunday Morning, 10:06 am on 13 September 2015

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Two historic events happened on the same day in July 1969 – humans landed on the moon and Liz Roberts underwent the first sex change operation in New Zealand.

First Lady is an insightful, truthful and often brutal account of the boy Garry to the woman Elizabeth from childhood in a conservative family to careers highs in dressmaking and hairdressing and a life punctuated by surgery and its ongoing effects.

Wallace Chapman speaks with the author of First Lady, journalist and presenter Alison Mau.