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National Film Unit visits St Dominics School for the Deaf

1950
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The National Film unit catches scenes of student life at St Dominic’s School for the Deaf in Wellington. Footage shows lip-reading and speaking lessons, and an eyesight test, where the commentator notes that good eyesight is important for lip-reading.

The film gives a glimpse into the daily life of students at the school, as well as their relationship with the nuns who ran the school.

Donated by Archives New Zealand
Produced by National Film Unit
Sponsored By Marlene Beale, Corin Haines