Story: Rupe, Carmen Tione

‘My last male foto’

‘My last male foto’

Carmen Rupe enjoyed collecting personal memorabilia, many illustrating her transition from Trevor to Carmen. Typical of Carmen’s photo collection, this framed picture from the 1960s carries a handwritten note that this was ‘my last male foto’ before her permanent transition into Carmen.

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How to cite this page:

Lynette Townsend. 'Rupe, Carmen Tione', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 2018. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 January 2022)