Dan Levitt’s work on the first NZSL dictionary in 1985 popularised the name, ‘New Zealand Sign Language’. In this news segment, Dan describes the different between the English Signing System and NZSL.
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.
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.
Coverage of the Trans-Tasman Deaf Games, Lincoln College, Christchurch, 10 January 1979, including opening ceremony and various sports.
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.
The Deaf van Asch marching team participate in a marching competition in Auckland, 1958.