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National Film Unit visits Sumner School for the Deaf – 75th Jubilee

1955
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The 75th Jubilee provides the occasion for the National Film Unit to visit Sumner School for the Deaf to report on progress in the education of deaf children. Scenes including a speech therapy session; a class with young students; a mathematics class with older students; and gender determined practical classes give an insight into the lives of van Asch students in the 1950s.

Jubilee speeches include Sir Robert McFarlane (Mayor of Christchurch).

Note: This film has a voiced commentary, captions coming soon.

Donated by Archives New Zealand
Produced by National Film Unit