The educational TV series ‘Spot On’, visits a Deaf basketball training session to catch up with Royce Flynn and Megan Mansfield, and understand how the sport is played by Deaf athletes, and controlled by a Deaf referee.
Pier Morten, a Deafblind wrestler from Canada, participates in the 1989 World Games for the Deaf, in Christchurch.
The first Deaf president of Gallaudet University, I. King Jordan, is visiting Christchurch, New Zealand for the World Games of the Deaf in January 1989. Dr King Jordan is interviewed about the changes he has implemented at Gallaudet University, and Deaf education in NZ.
Children from Sumner School for the Deaf test their navigational abilities in a car rally at Sumner.
The Christchurch Deaf Women’s Group hosts a progressive dinner. Three courses at three different locations all in one night in 1977!
Footage by Sue Penman, of members of the Deaf community and their families attending the centenary celebrations at Sumner School for the Deaf, and taking a tour of the school.
Opening ceremony of the Trans-Tasman Games, Including a traditional Maori welcome for the Australian team.
During the 1955 Sports Convention hosted in Christchurch, a picnic is held at Motukarara, by Lake Ellesmere in Canterbury.
The 75th Jubilee of Sumner School for the Deaf in Christchurch, including alumni parades and marching girls!
The National Film Unit visits Sumner School for the Deaf to report on progress in the education of deaf children and to check out the school's 75th Jubilee celebrations.
The Deaf community gather in Christchurch for the NZ Deaf Sports Convention in Labour Weekend, 1975.
The Australian and New Zealand Deaf men play basketball at the Trans-Tasman Games, held at Lincoln College, Canterbury in January 1979.
Coverage of the Trans-Tasman Deaf Games, Lincoln College, Christchurch, 10 January 1979, including opening ceremony and various sports.
Coverage of the Netball tournament at the NZ Deaf Sports Convention, Christchurch 1979.
Footage of the demolition of the ‘Main Building’ of van Asch College, April 1980.
The National Film Unit visits Sumner School for the Deaf to film a typical day at the school.
Scenes from NZ Deaf Sport Convention in Christchurch 1979, with sports such as shot-put and athletics, including some impressive sprinting and middle distance running.
NZ Deaf Sports Convention is held at Rugby Park, Christchurch in 1955.
The Christchurch Deaf Club members have a picnic at Diamond Harbour, with traditional sports and activities.
Deaf people go to Waihora Park Domain, in Motukarara for a day out, with sports!
The 1953 New New Zealand Deaf Sports Convention is held in Christchurch, with sports, fun, and day trips.
The Manawatu Deaf Club Athletic Team practice with coach Keith Gordon. This footage covers the athletic training session.
Christchurch Deaf Club Basketball ‘Deaf Boys’ Picnic at Spencer Park, Sunday 13th March 1977.
A fancy dress party is held at the Canterbury Deaf Society’s clubrooms.
The Christchurch Deaf Mens Basketball team travel to Greymouth, accompanied by the Deaf netball team.