Auckland Deaf Society

Travelling to Wellington for NZ Deaf Sports Convention, 1951

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A group of Auckland Deaf travel to and from Wellington for the New Zealand Deaf Sports Convention during Labour Weekend, 1951.

Deaf people are seen frolicking around in their cars, and having a jolly good time! Road trips such as this one became the norm for the Deaf Community from the early 1950s as the annual Deaf Sports Convention was hosted in different cities throughout NZ, giving the community incentive to travel to catch up with old friends, and to compete in competitions, many of which continue to this day.

Donated by Auckland Deaf Society
Produced by John McRae
Original format 5" 8mm
Sponsored By Otago-Southland Deaf Sports Combined