Lights On! Sign Language Deaf National Archive

  1. 1991
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    Good old fashioned fun at the Christchurch Deaf Society’s picnic

    Footage of the 1991 Christchurch Deaf Society's picnic day held at Spencer Park. On a progressively windy day the local Deaf community gathered to enjoy traditional Deaf community games including tug-of-war, egg throwing, welly throwing, and some less common games such as a dress-up relay.

  2. 1998
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    Deaf Black players to tour Wales selected at the 1998 National Deaf Rugby Interzonal Championship

    The deciding match of the 1998 National Deaf Rugby Interzonal Championship played in Wellington over Easter weekend, and cementing a place in the New Zealand Deaf team that toured Wales in November 1998.

  3. 1989
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    TVNZ coverage of the 16th World Games for the Deaf

    Professional coverage of the first few days of sports at the 16th World Games for the Deaf held in Christchurch in January 1989. Events are covered in detail and presented by the News Review weekly round up.

  4. 1989
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    Handheld footage of the closing ceremony of the 16th World Games for the Deaf

    Handheld footage from the stadium shows the closing ceremony of the 16th World Games for the Deaf held in Christchurch. Athletes parade into the stadium to witness closing speeches with their family and fans looking on.

  5. 1989
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    New Zealand Deaf Games in Wellington 1989

    Coverage from the New Zealand Deaf Games in Wellington 1989, including athletics, long jump, discus, shot-put. The men’s basketball final saw Wellington competing against Christchurch, followed by a closing awards ceremony.

  6. 1991
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    Northern Deaf XV vs Southern Deaf XV

    Northern Deaf XV vs Southern Deaf XV held at Linton Military Camp near Palmerston North on 31 March 1991.

  7. 2000
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    Central Zone holds onto the Shield!

    Footage of all three men's games of the 2000 National Deaf Rugby Championships at the Canterbury Rugby League Stadium, combined into one clip. Includes pre-match Deaf cheerleading display.

  8. 1992
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    First National Deaf Sevens tournament

    The first National Deaf Sevens tournament was held at the Linton Military Camp, located just south of Palmerston North, where the Central boys won a points-based competition.

  9. 1992
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    Manawatu Deaf Society celebrates its 30th anniversary!

    The Manawatu Deaf Society clubroom at Totara Road is jam-packed as the club celebrates its 30th anniversary!

  10. 1992
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    The beginnings of Easter Deaf Rugby: Northern Region vs Southern Region

    The third game of 15-a-side Deaf rugby tournament in New Zealand: Southern Region seek to avenge their earlier defeat to the Northern Region.

  11. 1999
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    Deaf Association opens its new Auckland office

    The Deaf Association of New Zealand opens its new offices on Great North Road, Avondale, Auckland in November 1999.

  12. 2000
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    First National Deaf Womens’ Sevens Tournament

    On an Easter Friday afternoon, 22 April 2000, for the first time in history the National Deaf Women’s Seven Tournament was played between the Southern and Central teams at the Canterbury Rugby League Stadium.

  13. 1991
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    Let the battle begin! Wellington vs Auckland Deaf rugby league at Lower Hutt

    The Wellington Deaf rugby league team host their Auckland rivals in Lower Hutt. The match was closely fought!

  14. 1981
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    Deaf athletes visit Disneyland en route to the World Games for the Deaf in Köln!

    New Zealand athletes stopover at Los Angeles on the way to the World Games for the Deaf in Köln, and make the most of the trip with a visit to Disneyland!

  15. 2004
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    Patrick Thompson’s ‘Te Hēteri’ interview - unedited footage

    Unedited footage of Patrick Thompson’s ‘Te Hēteri’ interview at the famed Star Sign Cafe on Auckland’s Dominion Road in 2004.

  16. 2003
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    The first Wallace Williams Comedy Evening kicks off!

    The first ever Wallace Williams Comedy Evening kicks off in 2003, as a fundraiser for Deaf Youth to attend the WFD Congress in Montreal, Canada.

  17. 1981
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    Joan Bailey films Deaf performing at the Palmerston North Telethon!

    Local Manawatu Deaf people appear on Telethon to sign a song, after Joan Bailey films a range of Deaf people at their workplaces - a welder, spraypainter, seamstress, data entry clerk and joiner.

  18. 2009
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    Deaf protest against Advance Centre closure

    Deaf protest against shutting down the Advance Centre, a tertiary support centre for Deaf and hearing impaired students in the Auckland region.

  19. 2004
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    The experiences of Māori Deaf

    This segment from Māori TV’s Te Hēteri focuses on the experiences of Māori Deaf, catching up with Patrick Thompson, Whiti Ronaki, and Hemi Hema.

  20. 2003
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    Wallace Williams: A compilation of interviews and footage

    A compilation of various footage where Wallace’s friends speak about their memories of Wallace including footage of Wallace at Auckland Deaf Society events.

  21. 2002
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    In memory of Wallace Williams: A Deaf life!

    A montage celebrating Wallace Williams’ life and his contribution to the Auckland Deaf community.

  22. 1999
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    Mai Time features NZSL!

    Mai Time made one of their episodes accessible in NZSL to mark Deaf Awareness Week 1999. KDEC’s sign singing choir and Patrick Thompson made an appearance along with as did Rūaumoko Marae’s kapa haka roopu.

  23. 1999
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    Manawatu Deaf Society’s netball team talk about logistics...

    Members of the Manawatu Deaf Society’s netball team discuss the running of the team including fundraising and other logistics. This video is a good example of the natural language used during meetings in 1999 and is presented here unedited for this purpose.

  24. 1989
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    Deaf Kiwis abroad!

    Deaf New Zealanders take timeout for some sightseeing during a trip to the first, week-long Deaf Way conference in 1989 in Washington DC, USA.

  25. 1991
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    NZSL Tutors attend an intensive City Lit Training course in London

    In the history of NZSL teaching, perhaps the most important development was when 8 NZSL tutors attended a two-week intensive teaching course in London in 1991. Watch this condensed version (taking from almost 29 hours of footage!) to get a sense of what the training was like.

  26. 1983
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    Bruce McHattie encourages Deaf to donate at the Auckland Telethon

    Bruce McHattie from Auckland Deaf Society participates in the 1983 Telethon in Auckland, aimed at fundraising for a specific cause. Deaf people could be involved too, and make donations by calling a specific number via their TTY and state their donation.

  27. 1997
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    Hunga Turi: Māori Deaf have their first accessible stay on a marae

    ‘Te Karare’ was present to witness members of the Māori Deaf community have their first accessible stay on Kokohinau marae.

  28. 1996
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    John Rua participates in a taiaha course

    John Rua participates in an annual taiaha course and as a participant, he leads a pōwhiri, welcoming the visitors. ‘Te Karere’ visits the course to film John and find out more from his course instructors.

  29. 1991
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    Two Deaf children sign a karakia

    A karakia, the Lord’s Prayer, is given by two Deaf children using NZSL for the ‘Marae’ television series. This clip also contains Māori captions of the te reo Māori lyrics.

  30. 1996
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    Angela Sew Hoy: A Deaf Chinese New Zealander

    ‘Asia Dynamic’ catches up with Angela Sew Hoy, to find out what life is like as a Deaf Chinese New Zealander, navigating three different cultures in everyday life.

  31. 1993
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    Sounds or Silence?

    In the early 1990s, due to a breakthrough in technology, cochlear implants were starting to become the norm. The Deaf community worldwide viewed cochlear implants as a device that disregarded the need for access to sign language. Others considered such devices a miracle. In 1993, ‘60 Minutes’ investigated this controversial topic in New Zealand.

  32. 1991
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    Māori Deaf and Deaf education

    A look at the cultural education needs of Māori Deaf students. Māori Deaf are likely to experience more barriers in the education sector. Interviews undertaken by ‘Marae’ shows us that the multiple cultural identities of Māori Deaf are not completely accommodated for with aspirations on how to resolve this.

  33. 1993
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    Spotlight on Pasifika Deaf

    Tangata Pasifika visits Kelston Deaf Education Centre and meets with a number of Pasifika Deaf students part of the school’s transition programme, interviewing Rosie Amituanai and her family.

  34. 1994
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    A Deafening Silence

    A ‘Frontline’ documentary that touches upon an on-going topic - Deaf Education - in the Deaf community, not only in New Zealand but worldwide as well. In 2019, the message remains as familiar as it was twenty-five years ago.

  35. 2002
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    Māori & Pacific Island Deaf play against Japan Deaf Rugby XV

    TVNZ’s Marae programme features the friendly game between Deaf Māori & Pacific Island Invitational XV and the Japan Deaf Rugby team. It includes the pre-match team talk with coach Richard Peri, karakia from kaumatua Ivan Tamepo, and discussions with assistant Togia Lanefale. It concludes with highlights of the match which was closely fought but finally won by Japan 20-17.

  36. 1988
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    van Asch students learn street theatre skills from Mr Moon

    After Mr Moon has been teaching Van Asch Deaf Education Centre Deaf students street theatre skills, they watch a performance from the Montreal Street Theatre at the New Zealand Festival in Wellington, in preparation for staging their own live performance.

  37. 1996
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    Deaf Awareness Week 1996

    Deaf Awareness Week 1996 begins, with a spotlight on Des Barton, who finds the latest technology in hearing aids a great improvement. Angela Sew Hoy highlights that the week is aiming to raise awareness about Deaf people, their language and culture.

  38. 1996
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    Patrick Thompson discusses upcoming wānanga for Maori Deaf

    Patrick Thompson is interviewed on the ‘Marae’ programme, a bilingual Māori and English language current affairs show, about setting up a wānanga to enable Māori Deaf to access te reo Maori and Tikanga Maori.

  39. 1995
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    David Loving-Molloy appears on ‘Praise Be’

    David Loving-Molloy of the Catholic Deaf Centre in Palmerston North joins Graeme Thomson on ‘Praise Be’ to share his thoughts about Deaf Awareness Week, and the work he does with the Deaf community.

  40. 1992
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    Deaf man misses out on winning a car, claims discrimination

    Holmes investigates the case of Wallace Williams, an Auckland Deaf man claiming he is being discriminated against. He won a contest at Hunters Plaza in Auckland for a car but was unable to claim the prize at the time because he could not hear the announcement that he was the winner.

  41. 1995
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    Michael Wi, Māori Deaf

    Michael Wi, is profiled on ‘Marae’, where he shares his experience of growing up as Māori Deaf in a paheka-centric education environment, and learning as an adult about tikanga Māori, and marae protocols.

  42. 1995
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    The inaugural Deaf Festival is hosted at Kelston Deaf Education Centre

    Deaf children are taught drama skills by two Deaf visitors from the UK, in preparation for their show at the opening night of the inaugural Deaf Festival, hosted by Kelston Deaf Education Centre.

  43. 1995
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    Deaf Blacks’ first ever international match

    Holmes’ Jo Malcolm catches up with the Deaf Blacks team at their training in Christchurch in preparation for the first of three upcoming test matches against the visiting Deaf South Africans - the first ever international match for both sides.

  44. 1989
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    The play 'Children of a Lesser God'

    This TV series (Sunday Magazine) looks at some of the projects young people are getting involved in. This clip is about acting in a play about Deaf people, in which Patty Still has been teaching the hearing cast NZSL for their roles.

  45. 1984
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    You and Your Child - Deaf edition

    'You and Your Child' programme focuses on Deaf children, education and language and interview some parents about their Deaf children.

  46. 1998
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    Hearing Dogs for Deaf people sets up in NZ

    A new scheme has begun, to train dogs to become hearing dogs for Deaf people, and also aims to have hearing dogs granted the same access rights as guide dogs for blind people.

  47. 1998
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    First Deaf graduate of Master in Business Administration

    Angela Sew Hoy shares her experiences of being the first Deaf graduate of a Master of Business Administration.

  48. 1997
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    The modern NZSL dictionary is launched

    The modern dictionary of New Zealand Sign Language has been launched, and the 'Tonight' crew visit Kelston Deaf Education Centre to see Deaf students and their NZSL tutors making good use of the resource.

  49. 1997
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    Eunike Mose, Pasifika Deaf student

    Eunike Mose, a profoundly deaf Samoan high school student, and her mother Heather, talk about the challenges of being Deaf, particularly in relation to the family’s Pasifika heritage, and education.

  50. 1997
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    A korero with Riwia Fox, Māori NZSL interpreter

    Riwia Fox, an interpreter is interviewed about her work as a trilingual interpreter. At that time, Riwia was one of only two qualified NZSL interpreters in New Zealand who are Maori, with the other being Stephanie Awheto.

  51. 1997
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    A look at the work of Donald Gibson; Deafblind sculptor

    Donald Gibson is a talented sculptor, who happens to be Deafblind. His tutor Bon Suter shares with the reporter that she feels Donald has a real gift for sculpting that she and others around him admire.

  52. 1996
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    A look into the new bilingual approach at Kelston Deaf Education Centre

    One of the goals of 1996’s Deaf Awareness Week was to better educate New Zealanders about New Zealand Sign Language, and as part of this, One Network News visited Kelston Deaf Education Centre in Auckland. KDEC which has a new bilingual teaching method using both NZSL and English.

  53. 1995
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    A behind-the-scenes look at the Teletext system

    During 'Deafness Awareness Week' in 1995, One Network News runs a news clip that highlights why Teletext is invaluable to the Deaf community. Patreena Bryan shares with us how captions give Deaf people equality.

  54. 1994
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    NZ gets 8 more NZSL interpreters from the first AIT Diploma class

    The first graduates of the Diploma in NZSL Interpreting course will start working in the community, enabling Deaf people to achieve their rights to access a range of settings and services.

  55. 1993
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    Work starts on the modern NZSL dictionary

    A look behind the scenes at the team creating the modern NZSL dictionary including interviews with Kevin Stokes and Graeme Kennedy.

  56. 1988
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    Spot On interview of Deaf actor in 'Strangers'

    'Strangers' was a TVNZ-produced drama series for children, with one Deaf character played by 7-year-old Sonia Pivac. Reporter Phil Keoghan, from ‘Spot On’, interviews Sonia about being the only Deaf actor in the drama.

  57. 1992
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    NZSL interpreting course begins

    The first NZSL interpreting course has recently started in Auckland, being led by Drs. David and Rachel McKee. We take a peek at one of their NZSL classes, and Rachel predicts the areas of work graduates will go into.

  58. 1992
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    Latvian Love

    Kiwi Shaun Ruffell and Latvian Indrai Ozolinai, both Deaf, meet again three years after meeting at the 1989 World Games for the Deaf (in Christchurch), during which time they have kept in touch through letters.

  59. 1988
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    Deaf young actor on 'Strangers'

    'Strangers' was a TVNZ-produced drama series, including one Deaf character played by 7-year-old Sonia Pivac. This short documentary is a brief look behind the scenes of the filming process.

  60. 1987
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    'Spot On' visits a Deaf basketball training session

    The educational TV series ‘Spot On’, visits a Deaf basketball training session to catch up with Royce Flynn and Megan Mansfield, and understand how the sport is played by Deaf athletes, and controlled by a Deaf referee.

  61. 1989
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    Deafblind Wrestler competes at the 1989 World Games for the Deaf in Christchurch

    Pier Morten, a Deafblind wrestler from Canada, participates in the 1989 World Games for the Deaf, in Christchurch.

  62. 1989
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    Interview with I. King Jordan about Deaf education

    The first Deaf president of Gallaudet University, I. King Jordan, is visiting Christchurch, New Zealand for the World Games of the Deaf in January 1989. Dr King Jordan is interviewed about the changes he has implemented at Gallaudet University, and Deaf education in NZ.

  63. 1968
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    Deaf children enjoy a car rally

    Children from Sumner School for the Deaf test their navigational abilities in a car rally at Sumner.

  64. 1986
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    Te Aro Deaf students featured in ‘The Video Dispatch’

    Heather Campbell, a Teacher of the Deaf, talks about the need for Deaf children and their families to have access to language early in life. This episode screened during Deaf Awareness Week in 1986.

  65. 1984
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    National Sports Convention for the Deaf in Auckland 1984

    Jane Dent reports on the National Sports Convention for the Deaf held in Auckland during Labour Weekend in 1984. The footage screened on the 6:30pm news on Saturday 20 October 1984.

  66. 1987
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    Parents speak of their fears for the future of St Dominic’s School for Deaf Children

    Following the potential closure of St Dominic's, parents express their concerns at a community meeting for their deaf children’s future if they were to be mainstreamed into a local school.

  67. 1987
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    News Review now includes 'hand sign language'

    In 1987, News Review became the first New Zealand programme to incorporate NZSL in its production. The show ceased in 1991 and to date, there has not been a similar programme using Deaf presenters or NZSL in full.

  68. 1992
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    New Zealand Police Commissioner considers Deaf access to justice

    Two weeks after 'The Remand of Ivan Curry' screens on TV1, Police Commissioner John Jamieson meets with Jennifer Brain to work out better procedures for dealing with Deaf people in custody.

  69. 1979
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    ‘Speaking’ shown on ‘The South Tonight’

    Total Communication is promoted on ‘The South Tonight’ by MOACOM, a newly formed influential group.

  70. 1985
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    First sign language interpreting course

    An insight into the teaching and learning of those involved in the first sign language interpreting course in New Zealand 1985.

  71. 1987
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    'Deaf Book': First NZSL dictionary makes it to print

    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.

  72. 1978
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    Total Communications camp, shown on ‘The South Tonight’

    New Zealand's first total communications camp for Deaf children takes place in Tautuku, South Otago.

  73. 1995
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    Second test: New Zealand Deaf vs South Africa

    The first ever International Deaf Rugby Test Series was held in New Zealand in 1995 between New Zealand and South Africa. South Africa won the series 2-1.

  74. 2006
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    Mardi Gras celebrations

    Auckland Deaf Society, about to close for a total building redevelopment, hosts a final social event: a Mardi Gras at the Deaf Club.

  75. 1975
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    The Auckland Deaf Centre

    A glimpse into the Auckland Deaf Centre, showing Deaf people playing pool, badminton, reading, having coffee and talking in sign language.

  76. 2006
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    President gives tour of old Auckland Deaf Society building

    Auckland Deaf Society President Kevin Pivac gives a tour of the Club’s building prior to its demolition and rebuild.

  77. 2007
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    Auckland Deaf Society re-opens after 11 month rebuild

    Footage and interviews from the opening night of the newly redeveloped Auckland Deaf Society clubrooms late August 2007.

  78. 2006
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    Last Friday night at Auckland Deaf Society before the rebuild

    Footage and interviews from the final Friday night at Deaf Club at Auckland Deaf Society before its long-awaited re-development in 2006.

  79. 1954
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    Balmoral Working Bee

    Deaf members of the Auckland Adult Deaf Society clear the Balmoral Road property before construction of the main hall.

  80. 1981
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    World Deaf Games, Köln 1981

    New Zealand team goes to XIV World Games for the Deaf in Köln, Germany in 1981.

  81. 1977
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    Canterbury Annual Deaf Picnic 1977

    Members of the Canterbury Deaf community make for a picnic on a lovely day, with tug-o-war and running races.

  82. 1950
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    National Film Unit visits St Dominics School for the Deaf

    The Government’s National Film Unit follows the City District Health Nurse as she visits students at St Dominic’s School for the Deaf.

  83. 1976
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    NZ Deaf Sports Convention, Palmerston North 1976

    Footage from the sports, meeting, and socialising at the 21st NZ Deaf Sports Convention, Palmerston North 1976.

  84. 1958
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    Foundation Stone Ceremony

    The foundation stone ceremony for the Auckland Deaf Welfare Centre 1958.

  85. 1975
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    Auckland Netball Club's 1st Birthday

    The Auckland Deaf Netball Club runs a social event to celebrate its first anniversary in 1976.

  86. 1956
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    Auckland Carnival 1956

    Friends of the Deaf prepare a float for the Auckland Carnival, 1956, along with some footage of the float parade.

  87. 1977
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    Christchurch Women Group: Progressive Dinner

    The Christchurch Deaf Women’s Group hosts a progressive dinner. Three courses at three different locations all in one night in 1977!

  88. 1969
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    Annual Auckland Picnic at Orewa, 1969

    Members of the Auckland Deaf Society and friends attend the annual picnic at Orewa Beach in March 1969.

  89. 1981
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    Sign Singers perform Silent Night

    The Sign Singers perform the famous carol 'Silent Night' for the Stars on Sunday programme.

  90. 1954
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    Socialising at Labour Weekend Wellington 1954

    Athletes and spectators take a day out from the sporting competition to have fun in Wellington, 1954.

  91. 1972
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    Auckland Deaf Men’s Basketball team training

    On Auckland’s West Coast, Auckland Deaf basketball men train for the New Zealand Deaf Sports Convention in Wellington 1972.

  92. 1990
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    The Miss Deaf New Zealand competition, 1990

    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.

  93. 1951
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    Picnic at Duders Beach

    Auckland Deaf community hold their annual picnic at Duders Beach, 1951.

  94. 2000
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    Deaf Association of New Zealand 2000

    A look at the work of the New Zealand Association of the Deaf, presented by Judy Bailey.

  95. 1998
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    NZ Deaf Rugby Team in Wales

    See Hear reports on the New Zealand Deaf Rugby team’s tour of the UK in 1998.

  96. 1985
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    First interpreting course graduation - 1985

    The Sign Language Interpreting course graduation ceremony September 1985, after 14 weeks training.

  97. 1980
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    Sumner School for the Deaf 100 Years Centenary celebration

    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.

  98. 1976
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    NZ Deaf Sports Convention, Palmerston North 1976

    The Christchurch team travel to Palmerston North for the NZ Deaf Sports Convention on Labour Weekend, 1976.

  99. 1979
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    Trans-Tasman Games hosted in Christchurch, 1979

    Opening ceremony of the Trans-Tasman Games, Including a traditional Maori welcome for the Australian team.

  100. 1955
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    Sports Convention picnic at Motukarara, 1955

    During the 1955 Sports Convention hosted in Christchurch, a picnic is held at Motukarara, by Lake Ellesmere in Canterbury.

  101. 1951
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    Travelling to Wellington for NZ Deaf Sports Convention, 1951

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

  102. 1955
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    Sumner School for the Deaf 75th Jubilee

    The 75th Jubilee of Sumner School for the Deaf in Christchurch, including alumni parades and marching girls!

  103. 1980
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    Sumner School for the Deaf 100 Years Centenary celebration

  104. 1984
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    Sign Singers perform on the “In South Tonight” programme – Dunedin 1984

    The Sign Singers tour the South Island for Deaf Awareness in 1984, and are invited to perform on ‘In South Tonight’ while in Dunedin.

  105. 1960
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    Kelston School for the Deaf trip to Mt Ruapehu

    Students from Kelston School for the Deaf enjoy a trip to a snowy Mt Ruapehu.

  106. 1993
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    NZAD Newsletter, March 1993

    Signed version of the NZAD newsletter in March 1993.

  107. 1987-91
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    News Review - Montage

    A collection of clips from the ‘News Review’ programme 1987-1991.

  108. 1988
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    I'm Deaf, It's OK

    A day in the life of Gareth Griffiths, a ten year old Deaf boy.

  109. 1989
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    16th World Games for Deaf - News Review segment

    News Review coverage of the 16th World Games for the Deaf in Christchurch 1989.

  110. 1981
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    WDG Köln 1981 team returns home

    The NZ team returns from the XIV World Games for the Deaf, Köln, Germany 1981.

  111. 1965
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    Washington Xth International Silent Games

    The New Zealand team attending the 10th World Deaf Games in Washington, USA, 1965.

  112. 1955
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    National Film Unit visits Sumner School for the Deaf – 75th Jubilee

    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.

  113. 1975
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    NZ Deaf Sports Convention, Christchurch 1975

    The Deaf community gather in Christchurch for the NZ Deaf Sports Convention in Labour Weekend, 1975.

  114. 1958
    Donated by Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision Image of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision

    Auckland Deaf Welfare Centre progress

    The building of the Auckland Deaf Welfare Centre, followed by footage of the Balmoral Bowling Club, and the newly opened Auckland Harbour Bridge.

  115. 1952
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    Arriving for the Deaf Sports Convention in Auckland 1952

    Members of the Auckland Deaf community welcome friends and competitors from nationwide for the annual Deaf Sports Convention in Auckland 1952, and take a trip into Auckland City.

  116. 1979
    Donated by Sue Penman Image of Sue Penman

    Trans-Tasman Games 1979 - Basketball

    The Australian and New Zealand Deaf men play basketball at the Trans-Tasman Games, held at Lincoln College, Canterbury in January 1979.

  117. 1951
    Donated by Owen Gibbons Image of Owen Gibbons

    Day trip to Helensville Hot Pools

    A group of Deaf people make a trip to the Helensville Hot Pools 1951.

  118. 1981
    Donated by Manawatu Deaf Society Image of Manawatu Deaf Society

    NZ Deaf Sports Convention Palmerston North 1981

    NZ Deaf Sports Convention hosted by Manawatu Deaf Club in Palmerston North, 1981.

  119. 1984
    Donated by Dulcie McKie Image of Dulcie McKie

    Sign Singers Perform at Dunedin Deaf Club

    The Sign Singers perform at the Dunedin Deaf Club in front of Deaf members and their friends.

  120. 1979
    Donated by Sue Penman Image of Sue Penman

    Trans-Tasman Deaf Games: Opening Ceremony and sports

    Coverage of the Trans-Tasman Deaf Games, Lincoln College, Christchurch, 10 January 1979, including opening ceremony and various sports.

  121. 1979
    Donated by Dennis Tod Image of Dennis Tod

    NZ Deaf Sports Convention, Christchurch 1979 - Netball

    Coverage of the Netball tournament at the NZ Deaf Sports Convention, Christchurch 1979.

  122. 1959
    Donated by Auckland Deaf Society Image of Auckland Deaf Society

    Te Pakanga O Whau – The Battle of Whau: Drama by Kelston School for the Deaf

    The Battle of Whau: a drama by Kelston Deaf students for the opening ceremony of Kelston School for the Deaf, 7th November 1959.

  123. 1989
    Donated by Deaf Aotearoa Image of Deaf Aotearoa

    National Foundation for the Deaf promotional video

    National Foundation for the Deaf produce a promotional video explaining their role and the purpose of their member organisations.

  124. 1956
    Donated by Auckland Deaf Society Image of Auckland Deaf Society

    Sports Convention: Trip to Motuihe Domain

    During the Sports Convention, Deaf people travel to Motuihe Domain, on Motuihe Island in Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf, for a picnic.

  125. 1969
    Donated by Auckland Deaf Society Image of Auckland Deaf Society

    Deaf men chat outside Auckland Deaf Society clubrooms

    A group of men from the ADS basketball club are seen chatting outside the Auckland Deaf Society Clubrooms.

  126. 2002
    Donated by Kevin and Lynette Pivac Image of Kevin and Lynette Pivac

    Extended version: Deaf Rugby World Cup final - New Zealand vs Wales

    Extended version: New Zealand play Wales in the Deaf Rugby World Championship final at Eden Park, Auckland in 2002.

  127. 1973
    Donated by Manawatu Deaf Society Image of Manawatu Deaf Society

    Manawatu Deaf Club trip to Mount Ruapehu

    Members of the Manawatu Deaf Club and their children take a bus trip to Mt Ruapehu, September 1973 for a fun day.

  128. 1981
    Donated by Deaf Aotearoa Image of Deaf Aotearoa

    10,000 Miles Away - Gallaudet College life

    Stephen Leach talks about his experience at Gallaudet College in Washington DC, USA.

  129. 1995
    Donated by Victoria University of Wellington Image of Victoria University of Wellington

    Friends of Young Deaf (FYD) Explained

    FYD Leader Chris Blum explains how the programme works.

  130. 1996
    Donated by Allan Richardson Image of Allan Richardson

    Summer Deaf Youth Camp

    Comprehensive footage of the participants and activities at the 1996 Summer Deaf Youth Camp in Otaki.

  131. 1952
    Donated by Auckland Deaf Society Image of Auckland Deaf Society

    Annual Picnic at Orewa Beach 1952

    Auckland Deaf Adult Society’s annual picnic takes place north of Orewa beach.

  132. 1972
    Donated by Manawatu Deaf Society Image of Manawatu Deaf Society

    Open Indoor Bowls Championship for the Deaf, Hamilton 1972

    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.

  133. 1980
    Donated by Sue Penman Image of Sue Penman

    Demolition at van Asch, 1980

    Footage of the demolition of the ‘Main Building’ of van Asch College, April 1980.

  134. 1958
    Donated by Auckland Deaf Society Image of Auckland Deaf Society

    Auckland Carnival: Friends of the Deaf stall, 1958

    The Friends of the Deaf group man a fundraising stall at the Auckland Carnival in Western Springs, Auckland, January, 1958.

  135. 1981
    Donated by Dulcie McKie Image of Dulcie McKie

    Sign Singers: 'I Hear Your Hand'

    The Sign Singers perform the song 'I Hear Your Hand' for the Stars on Sunday programme.

  136. 1947
    Donated by Archives New Zealand Image of Archives New Zealand

    National Film Unit visits Sumner School for the Deaf – Student life

    The National Film Unit visits Sumner School for the Deaf to film a typical day at the school.

  137. 1970
    Donated by Pam and Doug Croskery Image of Pam and Doug Croskery

    Deaf social rugby match: Married vs Single men

    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.

  138. 1983
    Donated by Sue Penman Image of Sue Penman

    NZ Deaf Sports Convention, Dunedin 1983

    A good crowd gathers to the deep south, Dunedin for the NZ Deaf Sports Convention in 1983.

  139. 1989
    Donated by Manawatu Deaf Society Image of Manawatu Deaf Society

    16th World Games for the Deaf, Christchurch

    Opening ceremony and events at the 16th World Games for the Deaf, Christchurch 1989.

  140. 1982
    Donated by Dulcie McKie Image of Dulcie McKie

    Sign Singers: 'Oh What a Beautiful Day'

    The Sign Singers perform 'Oh What a Beautiful Day' broadcast on Stars on Sunday in February 1983.

  141. 1990
    Donated by Victoria University of Wellington Image of Victoria University of Wellington

    Miss Auckland Deaf Beauty Queen Contest

    Amateur footage of the Miss Auckland Deaf Beauty Queen Contest held at the Auckland Deaf Centre 1990.

  142. 1979
    Donated by Sue Penman Image of Sue Penman

    NZ Deaf Sport Convention, Christchurch 1979

    Scenes from NZ Deaf Sport Convention in Christchurch 1979, with sports such as shot-put and athletics, including some impressive sprinting and middle distance running.

  143. 1955
    Donated by Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision Image of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision

    NZ Deaf Sports Convention 1955 - Christchurch

    NZ Deaf Sports Convention is held at Rugby Park, Christchurch in 1955.

  144. 1979
    Donated by Dennis Tod Image of Dennis Tod

    Christchurch Deaf Club picnic at Diamond Harbour 1979

    The Christchurch Deaf Club members have a picnic at Diamond Harbour, with traditional sports and activities.

  145. 1960s
    Donated by Auckland Deaf Society Image of Auckland Deaf Society

    Auckland Deaf Picnic at Orewa Beach

    Deaf people get together at John and Verna McRae’s place before heading to Orewa, Auckland for the Annual ADS Picnic.

  146. 1995
    Donated by Allan Richardson Image of Allan Richardson

    Central Deaf Youth Camp 1995

    The Central Deaf Youth Camp, as organised by FYD at Palm Grove, Paraparaumu, May 1995.

  147. 1977
    Donated by Dennis Tod Image of Dennis Tod

    NZ Deaf Sports Convention, Lower Hutt 1977

    Coverage of the Labour Weekend NZ Deaf Sports Convention at Lower Hutt, Wellington in 1977.

  148. 1983
    Donated by Dulcie McKie Image of Dulcie McKie

    News Review - Deaf Student on Holiday

    News Review features Stephen Leach, an Auckland Deaf student studying at Gallaudet College (now Gallaudet University).

  149. 1993
    Donated by Deaf Aotearoa Image of Deaf Aotearoa

    NZAD Newsletter, November 1993

    Jennifer Brain, the President of the New Zealand Association of the Deaf (NZAD) presents their monthly newsletter in NZSL.

  150. 1995
    Donated by Allan Richardson Image of Allan Richardson

    Northern Deaf Youth Camp

    Coverage of the participants and activities enojoyed at the 1995 Northern Deaf Youth Camp in Lake Whakamaru, Waikato.

  151. 1958
    Donated by Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision Image of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision

    Laying foundations at Auckland Deaf Welfare Centre

    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.

  152. 1952
    Donated by Auckland Deaf Society Image of Auckland Deaf Society

    Deaf Day Trip to Orewa

    During the first Deaf sports convention in Auckland 1952, a group of Deaf take a day trip to Orewa.

  153. 1955
    Donated by Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision Image of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision

    Picnic at Waihora Park Domain

    Deaf people go to Waihora Park Domain, in Motukarara for a day out, with sports!

  154. 1990
    Donated by Jeff Went Image of Jeff Went

    Prizegiving evening: 34th NZ Games for the Deaf (Auckland)

    The 34th New Zealand Games for the Deaf, hosted by Auckland, concludes with a prizegiving and social evening at Auckland Deaf Society 1990.

  155. 1981
    Donated by Sue Penman Image of Sue Penman

    NZ Deaf Sports Convention, Palmerston North 1981

    Interesting footage of the NZ Deaf Sports Convention in Palmerston North, 1981, filmed by Sue Penman.

  156. 1953
    Donated by Auckland Deaf Society Image of Auckland Deaf Society

    NZ Deaf Sports Convention Christchurch 1953

    The 1953 New New Zealand Deaf Sports Convention is held in Christchurch, with sports, fun, and day trips.

  157. 1958
    Donated by Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision Image of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision

    Auckland Easter Show 1958

    Fascinating footage from the Auckland Easter show 1958, including brief footage of Deaf visitors to the show.

  158. 1959
    Donated by Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision Image of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision

    van Asch Marching Girls

    The Deaf van Asch marching team participate in a marching competition in Auckland, 1958.

  159. 1971
    Donated by Manawatu Deaf Society Image of Manawatu Deaf Society

    16th Annual NZ Deaf Sports Convention, Christchurch

    The Manawatu Deaf Club Athletic Team practice with coach Keith Gordon. This footage covers the athletic training session.

  160. 1958
    Donated by Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision Image of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision

    Deaf Societies Sports Convention, Wellington 1958

    Deaf Aucklanders make their way down to Wellington in a van for the Labour Weekend sports. Stopping on the way, they prepare for a day of sports and socialising.

  161. 1977
    Donated by Sue Penman Image of Sue Penman

    ‘Deaf boys’ picnic at Spencer Park

    Christchurch Deaf Club Basketball ‘Deaf Boys’ Picnic at Spencer Park, Sunday 13th March 1977.

  162. 2002
    Donated by Inside Out Image of Inside Out

    Inside Out: Inaugural World Deaf Rugby Championship

    Inside Out features the inaugural World Deaf Rugby Championship, including coverage of the final between New Zealand and Wales at Eden Park, Auckland in 2002.

  163. 1960s
    Donated by Manawatu Deaf Society Image of Manawatu Deaf Society

    St Dominics Gala

    St Dominics School for the Deaf hold their annual Gala Day – year unknown.

  164. 1990
    Donated by Deaf Aotearoa Image of Deaf Aotearoa

    Opening of the Bruce McHattie House

    The ceremony and speeches to open McHattie House, used as the national office for NZAD.

  165. 1976
    Donated by Manawatu Deaf Society Image of Manawatu Deaf Society

    Understand the Silence: A Silent Documentary about the Silent World of Deafness

    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.

  166. 2000
    Donated by Deaf Aotearoa Image of Deaf Aotearoa

    Inside Out: The Art of Signing

    Inside Out produces a programme about New Zealand Sign Language, its value to the Deaf community as well as its artistic forms.

  167. 1979
    Donated by Dennis Tod Image of Dennis Tod

    Old-Time Fancy Dress party, Christchurch 1979

    A fancy dress party is held at the Canterbury Deaf Society’s clubrooms.

  168. 1978
    Donated by Dennis Tod Image of Dennis Tod

    Christchurch Basketball and Netball teams leave for Greymouth

    The Christchurch Deaf Mens Basketball team travel to Greymouth, accompanied by the Deaf netball team.

  169. 1982
    Donated by Dulcie McKie Image of Dulcie McKie

    Sign Singers: 'Born Free'

    The Sign Singers perform the song 'Born Free' broadcast on Stars on Sunday in June 1982.

  170. 1986
    Donated by Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision Image of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision

    The Magic Park

    In November 1986, film maker Ann Andrews organised a week-long drama workshop for six 13 year olds from Kelston School for the Deaf. The workshop concluded with the play, The Magic Park, written and acted by the students.

  171. 1985
    Donated by Dulcie McKie Image of Dulcie McKie

    Telethon 1985

    The Sign Singers perform ‘You’re My Sunshine’ at the 1985 Telethon.

  172. 1982
    Donated by Dulcie McKie Image of Dulcie McKie

    Sign Singers: 'Sailing'

    The Sign Singers perform the hit song 'Sailing' broadcast on Stars on Sunday in May 1982. Ian Watkins, introduces the group by saying “…and I’m delighted to welcome back to the programme the deaf sign singers.”

  173. 1982
    Donated by Dulcie McKie Image of Dulcie McKie

    Sign Singers: 'Harmony'

    The Sign Singers perform 'Harmony' broadcast on Stars on Sunday in February 1983. They are introduced in sign language, in one of the first examples of a non-Deaf person signing on prime time television.

  174. 1981
    Donated by Dulcie McKie Image of Dulcie McKie

    Sign Singers at Telethon 1981

    The popular Sign Singers are the first act to perform at the 1981 Telethon Live at the Auckland Town Hall.

  175. 2000
    Donated by Janice and Gary Howard Image of Janice and Gary Howard

    ADS Netball Club's 25th Jubilee

    The Auckland Deaf Society Netball team celebrates their 25th Jubilee in April, 2000.

  176. 1965
    Donated by Mary Johnson Image of Mary Johnson

    St Dominic School for the Deaf, Fielding: First Reunion, 1965

    St Dominics School for the Deaf in Fielding celebrates their first school reunion in 1965. The reunion was one year after the school had relocated to Fielding from Wellington.

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