Deaf members of the Auckland Adult Deaf Society clear the Balmoral Road property before construction of the main hall.
New Zealand team goes to XIV World Games for the Deaf in Köln, Germany in 1981.
The foundation stone ceremony for the Auckland Deaf Welfare Centre 1958.
The Auckland Deaf Netball Club runs a social event to celebrate its first anniversary in 1976.
Friends of the Deaf prepare a float for the Auckland Carnival, 1956, along with some footage of the float parade.
The Christchurch Deaf Women’s Group hosts a progressive dinner. Three courses at three different locations all in one night in 1977!
Members of the Auckland Deaf Society and friends attend the annual picnic at Orewa Beach in March 1969.
Coverage of the Miss Deaf New Zealand competition, hosted during the 34th New Zealand Games for the Deaf social evening at Auckland Deaf Society, October 1990.
Auckland Deaf community hold their annual picnic at Duders Beach, 1951.
The building of the Auckland Deaf Welfare Centre, followed by footage of the Balmoral Bowling Club, and the newly opened Auckland Harbour Bridge.
The Sign Singers perform at the Dunedin Deaf Club in front of Deaf members and their friends.
A group of men from the ADS basketball club are seen chatting outside the Auckland Deaf Society Clubrooms.
Auckland Deaf Adult Society’s annual picnic takes place north of Orewa beach.
A trip to Hamilton for the 1972 Open Indoor Bowls Championship for the Deaf provides a snapshot of NZ at the time. A road trip, sporting events, and a day out relaxing at various attractions presents what seems to be a fun weekend.
The Friends of the Deaf group man a fundraising stall at the Auckland Carnival in Western Springs, Auckland, January, 1958.
An informal annual rugby game between teams of Deaf men, married and single, which was played on one of Kelston Deaf Education Centre’s fields.
Amateur footage of the Miss Auckland Deaf Beauty Queen Contest held at the Auckland Deaf Centre 1990.
The Christchurch Deaf Club members have a picnic at Diamond Harbour, with traditional sports and activities.
Deaf people get together at John and Verna McRae’s place before heading to Orewa, Auckland for the Annual ADS Picnic.
A group of Deaf men busily work on laying the foundations for the new Auckland Deaf Welfare Centre, later to become the property of the Auckland Deaf Society.
During the first Deaf sports convention in Auckland 1952, a group of Deaf take a day trip to Orewa.
The 34th New Zealand Games for the Deaf, hosted by Auckland, concludes with a prizegiving and social evening at Auckland Deaf Society 1990.
Fascinating footage from the Auckland Easter show 1958, including brief footage of Deaf visitors to the show.
Christchurch Deaf Club Basketball ‘Deaf Boys’ Picnic at Spencer Park, Sunday 13th March 1977.
This documentary was filmed and edited by Joan Bailey and released in 1976. It covers the preparation and running of the St Dominics Gala Day, as well as Manawatu Deaf Club picnics, and the Manawatu Womens Group.
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.
The Auckland Deaf Society Netball team celebrates their 25th Jubilee in April, 2000.