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  1. 1973
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    Manawatu Deaf Society's 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 2017
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    Memories of Susan Hamilton

    Susan Hamilton is interviewed by Meghan Coppage, where she recounts a range of experiences from her life. From growing up at a Deaf school, to her memories of time in the Deaf community in bygone days, to seeing the changes at Kelston Deaf Education Centre including the transition to new school building.

  4. 1988
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    Black and White Fancy Dress Fundraiser for 1989 WGD Christchurch

    The Black and White themed Fancy Dress party at Christchurch Deaf Society on 28th May 1988 was a fundraiser for the World Games for the Deaf. Creative members dressed-up as prisoners, punk rockers, Spanish costume dress with bolero, nuns, waitresses, and rugby league players!

  5. 1987
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    Some fresh air and football at the NZ Deaf Games, Christchurch 1987

    Two men’s mixed teams played football 1.00pm to 3.00pm on Sunday 25th October 1987 at Cowles Stadium. No formal prizes were awarded for football, nor did it count for points towards the Aotearoa Turi Shield. It was for the selection of the New Zealand Deaf football team for the upcoming 1989 World Games for the Deaf in Christchurch.

  6. 1956
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    Adult Deaf Picnic: Trip to Motuihe Domain

    Deaf adults enjoy ice cream, beer and dressing up in bathing suits, whilst observing HMNZ Tamaki navy recruits practise on Motuihe Island.

  7. 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.

  8. 1958
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    Foundation Stone Ceremony

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

  9. 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.

  10. 1976
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    Dunedin vs Christchurch: Indoor Bowls at Christchurch Deaf Club

    Dunedin and Christchurch battle it out at the Christchurch Deaf Club’s Armagh Street hall during winter where the mountain ranges around Christchurch are covered with snow!

  11. 1992
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    The Remand of Ivan Curry

    A documentary outlining the case of Ivan Curry who, in 1988, was arrested and tried for the murder of his baby nephew. The documentary explores the case and in particular the plight of Ivan Curry who was remanded without bail for 15 months awaiting trial, as well as the difficulty Deaf people face navigating the justice system.

  12. 1993
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    Hilda Tamepo celebrates her 50th at ADS!

    Hilda Tamepo celebrates her 50th birthday at the Auckland Deaf Society clubrooms. The joyous event includes speeches, dancing, and lots of food!

  13. 87-91
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    News Review - Montage

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

  14. 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.

  15. 1993
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    Opening of Deaf Association’s new premises in New Lynn, Auckland

    The opening of the Deaf Association National Office and the Auckland Branch Office at the Ceramic House in Totara Avenue, New Lynn on 18 June 1993.

  16. 2000
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    ADS Basketball Club 50th Jubilee

    The Auckland Deaf Society Basketball Club celebrate their ‘Golden’ Anniversary, their 50th anniversary, at the ADS Balmoral clubrooms where people share their memories of being involved in the basketball club.

  17. 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.

  18. 1994
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    Ex-pupils visit the old St Dominic’s school in Feilding

    A tour of the old St Dominic’s school grounds in Feilding as part of the Golden Jubilee celebrations in April 1994. Ex-pupils explore the old school grounds and reminisce about their time here.

  19. 1953
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    NZ Deaf Sports Convention Christchurch 1953

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

  20. 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.

  21. 1998
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    Manawatu Women’s Group celebrates its 30th birthday!

    The fine women of the Manawatu Women’s Group celebrate their 30th birthday, and tell stories about their time in the Women's group. Games, cake-cutting, photo montages up for viewing and lots of reminiscing, before the ladies head out for a well-attended dinner at a restaurant open to all, even the men!

  22. 1951
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    Christchurch Deaf men with (and on) their bicycles

    Black and white footage of a group of Christchurch Deaf men with their bicycles chatting to the camera excitedly before riding on the road, and signing at the same time!

  23. 1993
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    John & Laura Hunt’s farewell party

    A farewell party is thrown for John and Laura Hunt at the Auckland Deaf Society, prior to their move to Melbourne. The farewell was attended by over 100 members of the Auckland Deaf community.

  24. 2002
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    Amateur footage: Inaugural Deaf Rugby World Championship

    A snapshot of the inaugural 2002 Deaf Rugby World Championships held in Auckland, briefly touching on official matches, friendly games, and two social evenings at Auckland Deaf Club, with speeches galore!

  25. 1990s
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    Deaf kaumatua celebrates 50 years of life at Auckland Deaf Society

    The 50th birthday of Ivan Tamepo - a respected Deaf elder – is celebrated at ADS, with a karanga, powhiri, waitaia and celebrations in the back hall and upstairs clubroom.

  26. 1978
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    People like us – 'Deaf Education and Technology'

    A look into the world of Deaf people, in particular a glimpse into Deaf education at the time, and how technology improves the lives of Deaf people, with Daniel Beech demonstrating the use of a TTY.

  27. 1958
    Video — Donated by Susan Hamilton Image of Susan Hamilton

    Rugby Union: Kelston vs St Kentigern College

    Kelston School for the Deaf had a rugby team that played in the secondary school Grade 2C division, coming third in the 1958 season. Kelston beat St Kentigern 16 to 0.

  28. 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.

  29. 1990
    Video — Donated by Dulcie McKie Image of Dulcie McKie

    Welcome 1990 Haere Mai!

    The Auckland Sign Singers were invited to perform with others in a three-hour entertainment special to celebrate 1990 which was broadcast live from Bastion Point on TV One at 7.30pm.

  30. 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.

  31. 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.

  32. 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.

  33. 2004
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    Connecting with Māori culture: an interview with Joanne Klaver

    Raw footage of an interview with solo mother Joanne Klaver, attempting to connect with a Māori culture she was denied growing up, and one of her two sons, Charles, who is also Deaf.

  34. 1991
    Video — Donated by Rodney Roberts Image of Rodney Roberts

    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.

  35. 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.

  36. 1995
    Video — Donated by Allan Richardson Image of Allan Richardson

    Northern Deaf Youth Camp 1995

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

  37. 1996
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    Summer Deaf Youth Camp: Drama Show

    Youth campers at the 1996 Summer Deaf Youth Camp in Otaki put on an entertaining evening drama show!

  38. 1955
    Video — Donated by Susan Hamilton Image of Susan Hamilton

    Christmas parade at Titirangi School for the Deaf

    The courtyard at Titirangi School for Deaf’s came in handy in events such as the Christmas parade with everyone in fancy dress!

  39. 1998
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    School for the Deaf Marching Girls reunited 45 years later!

    The infamous Deaf Marching Girls reunite 45 years later, with a Friday spent practicing before showing their routine to supporters at van Asch on the Sunday.

  40. 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.

  41. 1998
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    Happy Halloween: Manawatu Deaf Society

    With 31st October falling on a Saturday in 1998, Manawatu Deaf Society takes the opportunity to host a Halloween party! The kids in particular look genuinely terrifying, with prizes for the best dressed child and adult!

  42. 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.

  43. 1959
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    Sumner School for the Deaf Marching Girls

    The Deaf Sumner School for the Deaf marching team participate in a marching competition in Auckland, 1958.

  44. 1950
    Video — Donated by Susan Hamilton Image of Susan Hamilton

    Titirangi School for the Deaf hosts its annual Christmas party

    Deaf students dress up and parade around the back of Titirangi School for the Deaf at its annual Christmas party.

  45. 1962
    Video — Donated by Susan Hamilton Image of Susan Hamilton

    Driver training for Deaf students

    Two traffic officers visit Kelston to teach older Deaf students the drivers road code.

  46. 2003
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    Memories of Barry Kinnaird

    A Deaf bowling legend, Barry Kinnaird was well known for his indoor and outdoor bowling achievements, participating in many New Zealand opens, Deaf Conventions and international competitions.

  47. 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.

  48. 1989
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    Early 1989: News Review of local and world events

    News Review segment focusing on New Zealand and world news including the collapse of a New Zealand company ‘Equiticorp’, an accident at a nuclear reactor in USA, Prime Minister David Lange discussing record high unemployment figures, as well as an earthquake in Russia, among other updates.

  49. 1989
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    16th World Games for the Deaf, Christchurch

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

  50. 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.

  51. 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 Māori, with the other being Stephanie Awheto.

  52. 2000
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    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.

  53. 1990
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    Miss Deaf Auckland!

    The Auckland Deaf community gathers for the Miss Deaf Auckland competition, organised by Adrienne Killen. The top three are selected to represent Auckland in the upcoming Miss Deaf New Zealand pageant.

  54. 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!

  55. 1982
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    Sign Singers: 'Oh What a Beautiful Day'

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

  56. 2006
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    NZSL becomes an official language of New Zealand

    On 6th April 2006, members of the Deaf community and supporters gathered on the steps of parliament to celebrate the NZSL Bill passing its Third Reading, becoming the NZSL Act (2006). This marked the end of a long journey to give NZSL official status in Aotearoa New Zealand. This footage was screened on TV3 that evening.

  57. 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.

  58. 1992
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    Jubilee Ball: Celebrating 50 Years of Deaf Schools in Auckland

    Nearly 500 alumni and members of the Deaf community, well presented with dinner suits, bow ties, evening gowns, hairdos and the works enjoy an evening at the Avondale Racecourse.

  59. 1961
    Video — Donated by Susan Hamilton Image of Susan Hamilton

    Kelston School for Deaf sends its netball and rugby teams to Russell

    Kelston School for Deaf sends its netball and rugby teams to Russell.

  60. 2004
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    Māori Deaf join foreshore hīkoi

    Māori Deaf participating in a hīkoi (protest march) in support of Māori claims of ownership of the New Zealand foreshore and seabed.

  61. 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.

  62. 1999
    Video — Donated by Rodney Roberts Image of Rodney Roberts

    Rodney’s Deaf Saturday

    Rodney Roberts takes us through the typical Saturday of a Deaf Wellingtonian, with the Manawatu Deaf boys playing a game of rugby (and being well beaten 47 to 7), before taking us on a tour through a Wellington Deaf Society event to farewell an international interpreter.

  63. 1976
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    Past and current Christchurch Deaf Club basketball players face-off for a game

    Established in 1951, the Christchurch Deaf Basketball Club celebrated their 25th Jubilee on Saturday 31 July 1976. The day kickstarts with a game between past players – in blue tops – versus current players – in yellow tops. There was also a social dance held that evening.

  64. 1994
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    Celebrations at the St Dominic’s Golden Jubilee

    Footage from the 50th Jubilee of St Dominic’s School for the Deaf, with over 200 people attending a weekend of festivities at the Fielding Racecourse during the Anzac Weekend of April 1995.

  65. 1977
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    Outreach Drama Workshop

    Written and directed by Kelston School for Deaf Children Standard 3 students, the play depicts a girl's nightmare in which she is abducted by aliens and encounters witches, Frankenstein's Monster and various other creatures.

  66. 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.

  67. 1993
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    A look around the Armagh Street clubroom whilst the ceiling is being painted

    A tour around the 323a Armagh Street clubroom filled with memories, trophies, photos, and a framed letter from Helen Keller. Jo Smith is working in the office that day, with Tom Still painting the inside ceiling.

  68. 1988
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    Rugby league: NSW Deaf vs New Zealand Deaf Kiwis

    As a warm-up in preparation for their upcoming game vs the Australian Deaf rugby league team, the Deaf Kiwis play against the NSW Deaf rugby league team on 4 June 1988. The game was won by NSW, 18–8.

  69. 1993
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    A Friday evening at Christchurch Deaf Society

    Members hustle and bustle around the Deaf Club’s kitchen on a Friday evening, taking care of orders, cooking, and payments - back in the days when meals were $5.00 and cans were only $1!

  70. 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.

  71. 1980
    Video — 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.

  72. 1981
    Video — 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.

  73. 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.

  74. 2011
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    Our Second Home: Wellington Deaf Club

    The Wellington Deaf Club is a place where Deaf and hearing alike go to relax, take a break from the ‘outside’ world and communicate in a language that is loud. Jared Flitcroft explores why the Deaf Club is their second home and the cultural aspect of being Deaf in a ‘hearing’ world.

  75. 2015
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    History through Young Eyes: Interview with Jeff Went

    Jeff Went talks about his involvement with Deaf sports and the 1989 World Deaf Games in Christchurch where he volunteered as an ‘international interpreter’ doing 12 hour days over 12 days!

  76. 2003
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    Auckland's 'Deaf Grandmother' celebrates her 90th at ADS!

    Kathleen French, Auckland’s ‘Deaf Grandmother’ and a life member of Auckland Deaf Society celebrates her 90th birthday party at the Balmoral clubroom on 24 May 2003 with approximately 140 people attending.

  77. 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.

  78. 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.

  79. 1989
    Video — Donated by Rodney Roberts Image of Rodney Roberts

    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.

  80. 1959
    Video — Donated by Susan Hamilton Image of Susan Hamilton

    Sports Day at Kelston School for the Deaf

    The School for Deaf annual sports day is held at Kelston with athletics, long jumping, relay races and performances.

  81. 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.

  82. 2002
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    Asia-Pacific Deaf Youth Camp, 2002

    The 2nd Asia Pacific Deaf Youth camp (APDYC) held at the Sir Edmund Hillary Outdoor Pursuits Centre in Turangi is featured on ‘Inside Out’. Altogether, there were 43 Deaf youths from 12 countries, 15 youth leaders, 10 interpreters and a couple of guest speakers.

  83. 1956
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    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.

  84. 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.

  85. 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.

  86. 1990
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    Coming Together: A video history of Wellington Deaf Society

    A documentary about Wellington Deaf Society created after the 50th anniversary of WDS back in 1988. It includes historic shots of the old WDS at 280 Willis Street, Te Aro, as well as interviews with some of its members.

  87. 1951
    Video — Donated by Owen Gibbons Image of Owen Gibbons

    Picnic at Duders Beach

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

  88. 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.

  89. 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.

  90. 1990
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    Opening of the Bruce McHattie House

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

  91. 1997
    Video — Donated by Television New Zealand Archive Image of Television New Zealand Archive

    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.

  92. 1990
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    An insight into Miss Auckland Deaf preparations

    Contestants practice their routine at the Auckland Deaf Society clubroom in preparation for the Miss Auckland Deaf competition.

  93. 1985
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    Christchurch Deaf Club picnic at Amberley: Summer 1985

    Christchurch Deaf Club hosted its annual picnic at Amberley, north of Christchurch. As usual, there are games aplenty, with the Amberley swimming pool a perfect location to cool off.

  94. 1975
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    Christchurch Deaf Basketball: A trip to Westport

    The Christchurch Deaf Club basketball team travels to Westport during Queen’s Birthday weekend 1975 to participate in the Matai Invitation Tournament. Games are played at the Westport Community Hall. Footage covers players travelling to the West Coast via cars, with a few stops on the way, and a compulsory stop at the pub!

  95. 1987
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    ‘News Review’ puts a spotlight on the New Zealand Deaf Games in Christchurch over the weekend of 23 – 26 October 1987

    The 32nd New Zealand Games for the Deaf is featured on News Review, covering athletics, basketball, table tennis, lawn bowls and netball. The question, ‘Why have a Deaf Games?’ is put forward to competitors and officials! Footage also features the much appreciated ‘Canterbury Duck’ that Deaf kids had requested more of!

  96. 1993
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    Lawn Bowls prizegiving at Christchurch Deaf Society

    The Christchurch Deaf Lawn Bowls Club organises its annual prizegiving, with lunch and drinks at Christchurch Deaf Society, on 6th October 1993.

  97. 1985
    Video — Donated by Television New Zealand Archive Image of Television New Zealand Archive

    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.

  98. 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.

  99. 2009
    Video — Donated by Kerry Titcombe Image of Kerry Titcombe

    Welcome Home – our Deaf athletes – from the Taipei Deaflympics!

    The New Zealand Deaf athletes are welcomed back home at the Auckland Airport! New Zealand sent a team of 13 players and officials to the 2009 Taipei Summer Deaflympics. Michael Lynch won gold for karate, with Kerry Titcombe also obtaining bronze in karate.

  100. 1987
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    Basketball finals pull in the crowds at the NZ Deaf Games, Christchurch 1987

    The popular basketball programme was hosted over two days at Cowles Stadium with footage coverage of the Manawatu and Christchurch ladies competing for the Otago Deaf Society Cup, which Manawatu won (19-15). The winner of the Cunliffe Memorial Cup (men’s) went to Christchurch, with the runner up Wellington (63-56).

  101. 2002
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    Memories of Marlene Rush

    Marlene Rush was the 20th Deaf student to enrol at St Dominics School for the Deaf in 1946. Marlene looks back on her life and involvement with the Deaf community.

  102. 1960s
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    St Dominics Gala

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

  103. 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.

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    Wellington Deaf Society: Welcome Home Party!

    Wellington Deaf Society finally has a new home, a new Deaf Club! A formal opening on Saturday 24 April 2021 to celebrate its new building since selling its Marion Street building in 2015.

  105. 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.

  106. 1985
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    Telethon 1985

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

  107. 1991
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    Canterbury beats Wellington in a game of rugby league

    A game of rugby league between the Canterbury and Wellington boys in 1991. The game was played at Hampshire Park, Christchurch on 11 May 1991. Canterbury beat Central, 42-26, followed by a post-match social and further celebrations at Christchurch Deaf Society.

  108. 2000
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    Memories of Merv Forman and Nellie Benney

    Merv and Nellie Forman are both interviewed by Dorothy Jones on their lives and their involvement with the Deaf community at their home in Hawkes Bay.

  109. 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.

  110. 1984
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    Auckland Schools for Deaf: 45th Reunion

    Brief footage of the crowd at Kelston for its 45th reunion. The Auckland weather holds up for the outdoor festivities!

  111. 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.

  112. 89-90
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    Four days of festivities at St Dominic’s 45th Jubilee

    Footage of the St Dominic’s four-day 45th reunion depicts the cutting of the cake, friends, classmates and family catching up over a picnic on the lawn of the school grounds.

  113. 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.

  114. 1992
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    Sports Day at Kelston Deaf Education Centre

    Kelston Deaf Education Centre hosts its annual sports day, with athletics, swimming and prizegiving.

  115. 2009
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    Deaf couple win medals: Kerry Titcombe and Michael Lynch

    Michael Lynch and Kerry Titcombe won karate medals when they competed in the Deaflympics in Taiwan (gold and bronze). They are both interviewed on the grounds of Kelston Deaf Education Centre, along with the President of Deaf Sports New Zealand, Nicki Morrison.

  116. 2000
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    Christmas speeches and unveiling of trophy cupboard at Manawatu

    The MDS Xmas party on 16 December 2000 is an opportunity to reveal its new trophy cupboard at the far left-hand corner of the clubroom.

  117. 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.

  118. 1976
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    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.

  119. 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.

  120. 55-65
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    A montage of St Dominic’s Christmas Picnics between 1955 and 1965

    Footage from 1955 – 1965 during the annual Christmas Picnics held by St Dominic’s School for the Deaf in Island Bay. In New Zealand fashion, Santa arrives on horseback, bringing presents to the pupils who all take turns riding the horse!

  121. 1957
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    Parent’s Day at Titirangi School for Deaf (1957)

    Annual Parent’s Day at Titirangi School for Deaf, where students show their parents around the school and put on a performance – dancing, tītītōrea (short stick games) with end-of-year prizes.

  122. 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.

  123. 1986
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    A 'Mime and Masks' show by Deaf Drama Group: A Visit to Kiwiland

    A Deaf Drama group perfoms 'A Visit to Kiwiland' at Kelston with supporting acts by the Sign Singers. The evening fundraised $766.00 towards the purchase of a TTY and to sponsor two pupils from Kelston to attend the World Deaf Games in Christchurch 1989.

  124. 1959
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    Extended version: Te Pakanga o Whau performs at the opening ceremony of Kelston

    The opening of Kelston on a site in Archibald Road featured the infamous ‘Te Pakanga o Whau’ (The Battle of Whau) in 1959 where 86 deaf students acted in an outside play featuring a Māori-Pakeha battle near a big gum tree field.

  125. 1951
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    Day trip to Helensville Hot Pools

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

  126. 1989
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    NZ vs Sweden Men’s Basketball at WGD in Christchurch

    Edited crowd-shot footage of the men’s basketball heat at the World Games for the Deaf 1989, between New Zealand and Sweden. Sweden won the match 126-61.

  127. 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.

  128. 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.

  129. 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.

  130. 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.

  131. 2000
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    Memories of John McRae

    John McRae is filmed at his home in Napier where he lived with his wife Verna. John explains some highlights from his life story including his experiences at school, travelling the world for Deaf sports, and his involvement in the Deaf community. The video includes his commentary of various photos and objects in their house.

  132. 1978
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    23rd Deaf Sports Convention: Auckland vs Christchurch men’s basketball

    A packed YMCA hall with supporters watching the Auckland vs Christchurch men’s basketball game.

  133. 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.

  134. 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.

  135. 1999
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    Deaf Marching Girls at the New Zealand National Marching Championships

    The School for the Deaf Marching Girls are invited to perform their routine at the New Zealand National Marching Championships, 45 years after the group was set-up.

  136. 2020
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    Memories of triple World Deaf Games champion John Ooteman

    New Zealand’s most acclaimed Deaf gold medallist, John Ooteman was a triple World Games for the Deaf champion (Koln 1981, Los Angeles 1985, Christchurch 1989). His story is told through the eyes of Elizabeth Hines, his Deaf sister.

  137. 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.

  138. 1990
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    Wrap-up Christmas party at Deaf Society of Canterbury

    Deaf Society of Canterbury on Armagh Street celebrates the end of 1990 with a wrap-up Christmas party, and a few speeches!

  139. 1970
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    Teaching the Deaf: St Dominic’s School for the Deaf in Feilding

    What was school life was like for pupils who attended St Dominic’s School for the Deaf in Feilding? Footage includes hearing tests, classroom teaching, and celebrating a pupil’s 5th birthday with his classmates, before Mass with the Sisters.

  140. 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.

  141. 2003
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    Memories of John Peterson

    Born in Mumbai, India where his parents ran a tea farm, John Peterson shares his life story at his home in the Eddowes Pensioner Village, at Balmoral, next to Auckland Deaf Society. Filmed on 3 August 2003.

  142. 1964
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    The Governor-General and his wife visits Kelston School for the Deaf

    The Governor-General Sir Bernard and Lady Fergusson visited Kelston School for the Deaf on 4 April 1964. They were entertained by swimming and gymnastics display by its deaf pupils.

  143. 1993
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    Christchurch Deaf Women's Club gathering at Armagh Street

    A day inside for the Christchurch Deaf Women's Club at Armagh Street, with cakes, jewellery and clothes for sale!

  144. 1999
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    'Nothing to See' - David Molloy

    David Molloy, a Deaf priest based in Palmerston North, talks about his life in the church and his second collection of poems in ‘Nothing to See’, published in 1997.

  145. 1992
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    A journey through the 50 years of Auckland Schools for the Deaf

    A NZSL narrated video taking viewers through the history of Auckland Schools for the Deaf, from Newton East, Myers Park, Titirangi, Mt Wellington and finally, Kelston.

  146. 1965
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    Washington Xth International Silent Games

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

  147. 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.

  148. 1990
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    Annual Picnic at Long Bay 1990

    Auckland Deaf Society’s annual picnic at Long Bay where members compete in the 100m sprint (and fake starts!) and the boys show off their bodybuilding moves.

  149. 1979
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    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.

  150. 1955
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    NZ Deaf Sports Convention 1955 - Christchurch

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

  151. 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.

  152. 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.

  153. 1994
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    1944 – 1994: St Dominic’s celebrates its Golden Jubilee!

    Around 250 people attended the 50th Jubilee, commemorating 50 years of St Dominic’s School for the Deaf. Footage shows many old photo albums, reunion photos being taken, a Jubilee Mass and a visit to the old Dover Street school grounds.

  154. 1982
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    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.”

  155. 1952
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    Where are the deaf children?

    This footage appears to be an early attempt in creating an educational filming activity for deaf children at Titirangi School for the Deaf.

  156. 2004
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    Being Māori Deaf: Interview with Patrick Thompson

    Raw footage of an interview with Patrick Thompson attempting to connect with a Māori culture he was denied growing up. Patrick provides a voice for Māori Deaf, to grow understanding about the challenges they face, and to promote the importance of NZSL.

  157. 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.

  158. 1976
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    Christchurch Deaf Club Basketball Club visits Hokitika, June 1976

    The Christchurch Deaf Club basketball team plays a match in Hokitika in June 1976 versus a hearing team. Geoff Harker’s arm injury is a hot topic of discussion that weekend!

  159. 2001
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    Māori Deaf Wānanga

    Wānanga held in 2001, involving both Deaf and hearing Māori, focusing on NZSL skills, learning about community and culture as well as socialising and having fun.

  160. 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.

  161. 2004
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    St Dominic’s 60th Jubilee

    Ex-pupils talk about their memories and tell stories about St Dominic’s at the 60th reunion in Feilding, during Waitangi Weekend in 2004.

  162. 1968
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    A Deaf Child in the Family

    “A Deaf Child in the Family” is an award-winning film which shows authentic scenes from Deaf education centres at Kelston, St Dominics and Sumner, produced as a resource for families of deaf children.

  163. 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.

  164. 1976
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    Christchurch Deaf Club Basketball 25th Jubilee: Social dance at Armagh Street Clubroom

    The Christchurch Deaf Basketball Club, established in 1951, celebrates their 25th Jubilee on Saturday 31 July, 1976 – with a game between old previous members versus young current members, before a social dance evening at the Armagh Street clubroom.

  165. 1995
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    Friends of Young Deaf (FYD) Explained

    FYD Leader Chris Blum explains how the programme works.

  166. 1981
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    10,000 Miles Away - Gallaudet College life

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

  167. 1998
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    End of Year Celebration and Prizegiving 1998: Manawatu Deaf Society Sports Section

    The Manawatu Deaf Society Sports Section celebrates its annual End of Year Prizegiving evening at the Clubrooms, with happy hour, dancing, speeches, raffle prizes at a time when smoking was still allowed inside the clubroom!

  168. 1958
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    Auckland Easter Show 1958

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

  169. 2005
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    1st National Deaf Youth Camp, 2005

    The 1st National Deaf Youth Camp – April 2005 at Finlay Adventure Park, Cambridge – was supported and organised by DEAFinitely Youth Group (DYG). It was founded in 2000 to host the 2nd Asia-Pacific Deaf Youth Camp, and it went on to support the 1st NDYC with 25 participants and 5 different workshops.

  170. 1994
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    Japanese Deaf group visits Christchurch Deaf Club

    It's a Friday evening and the Christchurch Deaf Club is where its happening! A tour group of 24 Deaf Japanese visitors make CDC a must-visit on their New Zealand itinerary.

  171. 2015
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    History through Young Eyes: Interview with Susie Ovens

    A Tu Kokiri student interviews Susie Ovens on her involvement with the infamous Deaf Sign Singers group.

  172. 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!

  173. 2002
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    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.

  174. 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.

  175. 1996
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    Patrick Thompson discusses upcoming wānanga for Māori 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.

  176. 1995
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    Central Deaf Youth Camp 1995

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

  177. 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.

  178. 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.

  179. 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.

  180. 1976
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    National Deaf Indoor Bowls Championships, Dunedin 1976

    The Open Indoor Bowls Championship for the Deaf was held in Dunedin in 1976. Christchurch and Dunedin teams battle it out, with the hosts winning a hard fought contest 298 pts to Christchurch’s 272 points.

  181. 1976
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    Christchurch Deaf Club Basketball: Farewell & Awards party

    A farewell party and awards evening is hosted by the Christchurch Deaf Club Basketball Club, with awards and prizes given out by Peter Downie.

  182. 2004
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    Opening of the Advance Centre

    The opening of the Advance Centre, a tertiary support centre for Deaf and hearing impaired students in the Auckland region, attended by Hon Ruth Dyson, Minister for Disability Issues, and Patrick Thompson - Māori Deaf leader.

  183. 1989
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    Christchurch WGD Men’s Basketball Final

    Crowd based footage of the Men’s Basketball final at the 1989 World Games for the Deaf in Christchurch, which USA won 127-56. This footage includes the warm up, edited highlights of the match, medal ceremony, team photos, and post-match socialising.

  184. 1952
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    Deaf Day Trip to Orewa!

    During one of the first New Zealand Deaf Sports Convention in Auckland 1952, a group of Deaf take a day trip to Orewa.

  185. 1958
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    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.

  186. 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.

  187. 1989
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    News Review update on finals at 1989 World Games for the Deaf

    News Review presents a round-up of coverage of the 1989 World Games for the Deaf including a feature on a Deaf-blind wrestler, as well as the closing stages of games in the men’s football, volleyball and basketball.

  188. 2000
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    Black theme fancy dress party at Manawatu Deaf Society!

    Members somehow manage to find black clothing in their wardrobes and attend a black themed party at MDS. It is also a special evening to award a life membership to Keith Gordon for his contributions over the years.

  189. 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.

  190. 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.

  191. 1969
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    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.

  192. 1986
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    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.

  193. 1981
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    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.

  194. 1989
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    Edited coverage of Auckland v Canterbury Deaf Rugby League match

    Edited coverage of the Auckland v Canterbury Deaf Rugby League match held in Auckland in 1989.

  195. 1959
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    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.

  196. 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.

  197. 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.

  198. 1987
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    Athletics at the 32nd Annual NZ Games for the Deaf: Christchurch 1987

    The popular athletics interclub and open championship ran to a tight program, from 8:00am to 12:00 noon. The Oxspring Shield for interclub athletics went to Auckland with 32 points. The 32nd Annual NZ Games for the Deaf in Christchurch provided valuable experience for hosting the World Deaf Games to be held in Christchurch in January 1989. At Cowles Stadium, Shona McGhie and Tony Walton are also interviewed by News Review.

  199. 1978
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    Suzanne Ovens on Star Zone!

    Susie Ovens, a 12-year-old Deaf girl, participates in ‘Star Zone’ showcasing her miming and theatre skills. Susie wins the New Zealand grand prize and a trip to Melbourne, Australia to participate in another show. At the time of her victory there were no communicators or NZSL interpreters, leaving Susie to figure out at the end of the show whether she had won!

  200. 1959
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    Parent’s Day at Kelston School for the Deaf (1959)

    Annual Parent’s Day at Kelston School for the Deaf, with rides (horses, fire tank and alike!), performances and end-of-year prizes.

  201. 1955
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    Picnic at Waihora Park Domain

    Participants in the Annual Convention of the New Zealand Deaf Societies have a full-day picnic at Waihora Park Domain, in Motukarara with plenty of races!

  202. 1987
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    Social Evening: Wrapping up the 32nd NZ Games for the Deaf

    The 32nd New Zealand Games for the Deaf wrapped up with a presentation dinner-and-dance evening at Addington Raceway’s ‘Twiggers’ on Sunday 25th October 1987. A jam-packed evening with plenty of talking, sitting down, a buffet meal, dancing to live music, and group photos, with the venue closing 1.30am!

  203. 2006
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    2nd National Deaf Youth Camp, 2006

    Footage of the 2nd National Deaf Youth Camp was during 25 September to 30 September 2006, with 50 participants. The event was organised by Christchurch Deaf Youth Club which was set up after the 1st National Deaf Youth Camp.

  204. 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.

  205. 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.

  206. 1984
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    St Dominic's School for the Deaf 40th Anniversary Reunion

    Footage from the 40th Anniversary of St Dominic’s school for the Deaf in Feilding held in June of 1984. This video shows a tour of the school grounds, welcoming speeches to attendees and the celebrations that follow over the weekend.

  207. 2000
    Video — Donated by Pam Witko Image of Pam Witko

    Memories of Doreen Forman

    Memories of Doreen Forman, a Wellington Deaf Society life member, was recorded on 10th December 2000 – covering some events and recollections from Doreen’s life including the 1931 Napier earthquake.

  208. 1965
    Video — Donated by St Dominic’s Catholic Deaf Centre Image of St Dominic’s Catholic Deaf Centre

    St Dominic’s gives a Catholic education to Deaf boys and girls

    Several clips of teaching and classroom scenes at St Dominic’s School for the Deaf, with one-on-one speech therapy, oral communication methods, a physical education class, the Rotarians Picnic Drive, playing with jet aeroplanes, folk dancing and their annual Christmas party.

  209. 1990
    Video — Donated by Tony Clews Image of Tony Clews

    Australian Deaf Rugby League Team: New Zealand Tour

    A homemade Sydney documentary on the Australian Deaf Rugby league team’s tour of New Zealand in 1990 from preparation, the tour, the tests, and triumphant return home.

  210. 1991
    Video — Donated by Television New Zealand Archive Image of Television New Zealand Archive

    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.

  211. 1995
    Video — Donated by Pam Witko Image of Pam Witko

    Memories of Doreen Howell (Forman)

    Memories of Doreen Howell, a life member of Wellington Deaf Society, was recorded on 9 July 1995 at Pam and Kaz Witko's place.

  212. 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.

  213. 1982
    Video — 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.

  214. 1960
    Video — Donated by Susan Hamilton Image of Susan Hamilton

    Formal opening of Parau, a beach property with a large brick hostel

    Parents of deaf children raised thousands of pounds to buy a beach property at Parau where a large brick hostel was built. Groups of children, teachers and parents spent many a happy weekend there.

  215. 1955
    Video — Donated by Susan Hamilton Image of Susan Hamilton

    Parent’s Day at Titirangi School for Deaf (1955)

    Annual Parent’s Day at Titirangi School for Deaf, where students show their parents around the school and put on a performance – tumbling, boxing, puppetry, ball handing and ballet.

  216. 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.

  217. 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.

  218. 1960
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    Kelston School for the Deaf students treated to a trip to Mt Ruapehu

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

  219. 1998
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    Auckland Deaf Society hosts a Derby Race Night!

    An action filled evening at ADS with a Deaf modelling show followed by an Auckland Deaf Drag Queen contest and finally a derby race competition!

  220. 1992
    Video — Donated by Rodney Roberts Image of Rodney Roberts

    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!

  221. 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.

  222. 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!

  223. 1959
    Video — Donated by Owen Gibbons Image of Owen Gibbons

    Laurie Schischka takes his boat ‘Rambler’ out on the Hauraki Gulf

    A group of Deaf friends are treated to a boat trip in the Hauraki Gulf on a boat called “Rambler”, owned by Laurie Schischka.

  224. 1978
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    Canterbury Deaf Club teams travel to Greymouth

    The Canterbury Deaf Club Basketball & Netball teams travels to Greymouth, with the ‘Deaf Boys’ playing against the ‘Hot Shots’ and winning 67-54.

  225. 1983
    Video — 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).

  226. 1991
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    'An Oriental Evening': Golf Club fundraiser

    The Christchurch Golf Club hosts a fundraiser at the Armagh Street Clubrooms, organising a social evening - with participants encouraged to come in Chinese Fancy Dress. Origami folding and calligraphy were some of the games on the night. Watch to see who won the compulsory fancy-dress parade!

  227. 1989
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    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.

  228. 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.

  229. 1981
    Video — Donated by Manawatu Deaf Society Image of Manawatu Deaf Society

    New Zealanders at the World Deaf Games in Köln

    Footage of the World Deaf Games in Köln, of New Zealanders in action. Two New Zealand athletes won medals at the games.

  230. 1987
    Video — Donated by Ngaire Doherty Image of Ngaire Doherty

    Using drama as a means of communicating

    A group of deaf and hearing-impaired people feature in ‘First Half’, where they “are using drama as a means of communicating”.

  231. 1978
    Video — 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.

  232. 1983
    Video — 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.

  233. 1979
    Video — Donated by Manawatu Deaf Society Image of Manawatu Deaf Society

    Trans-Tasman Games hosted in Christchurch, 1979

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

  234. 2004
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    A Day in the Life of Rūaumoko Marae

    Insight into the preparations that go into a powhiri onto Rūaumoko Marae, and rare footage of the powhiri itself, followed by an interview with Patrick Thompson.

  235. 1991
    Video — Donated by Dorothy Jones Image of Dorothy Jones

    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.

  236. 1954
    Video — Donated by Auckland Deaf Society Image of Auckland Deaf Society

    Balmoral Working Bee

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

  237. 1989
    Video — Donated by Rodney Roberts Image of Rodney Roberts

    News Review: Ready, Set, Go!

    Susan Thomas takes the reins at the studio this week on ‘News Review’. The team recaps footage from the World Games of the Deaf which wrapped up on the Tuesday before. Watch records being broken, and some footage of our Kiwi athletes in action!

  238. 1991
    Video — Donated by Television New Zealand Archive Image of Television New Zealand Archive

    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.

  239. 1990
    Video — Donated by Jeff Went Image of Jeff Went

    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.

  240. 1979
    Video — 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.

  241. 1972
    Video — 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.

  242. 1972
    Video — Donated by Pam and Doug Croskery Image of Pam and Doug Croskery

    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.

  243. 1984
    Video — 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.

  244. 1999
    Video — Donated by Dorothy Jones Image of Dorothy Jones

    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.

  245. 1990
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    Miss Auckland Deaf Beauty Queen Contest

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

  246. 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.

  247. 1994
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    Pilgrimage to the original St Dominic’s Wellington school

    A group of past pupils visit the original Dover Street location in Island Bay, Wellington, as part of the Golden Jubilee of the founding of St Dominic’s School for the Deaf.

  248. 1988
    Video — Donated by Television New Zealand Archive Image of Television New Zealand Archive

    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.

  249. 1997
    Video — Donated by Television New Zealand Archive Image of Television New Zealand Archive

    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.

  250. 1981
    Video — 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.

  251. 1993
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    NZAD Newsletter, March 1993

    Signed version of the NZAD newsletter in March 1993.

  252. 1988
    Video — Donated by Television New Zealand Archive Image of Television New Zealand Archive

    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.

  253. 1971
    Video — 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.

  254. 2002
    Video — Donated by Zena Hughes Image of Zena Hughes

    Third national Deaf Womens’ Sevens Tournament

    The Northern Deaf womens’ team wins the third sevens tournament, comfortably beats Central 60-0 and Southern 34-0. Southern beats Central 34-5.

  255. 2003
    Video — Donated by Mary Johnson Image of Mary Johnson

    Memories of Kathleen French

    Kathleen French was often called the ‘Auckland Deaf Grandmother’ due to her long and pioneering life in the Auckland Deaf Community. In this video Kathleen talks about her colourful life and talks us through some photos at the end.

  256. 2015
    Video — Donated by Auckland Deaf Society Image of Auckland Deaf Society

    History through Young Eyes: Interview with Ngaire Doherty

    Saynab Muse, a Tu Kokiri student interviews Ngaire Doherty, ex-President of Auckland Deaf Society at the Balmoral clubroom.

  257. 2015
    Video — Donated by Auckland Deaf Society Image of Auckland Deaf Society

    History through Young Eyes: Interview with Owen Gibbons

    Former Auckland Deaf Society President and life member, Owen Gibbons says that one of his best memories was travelling to the World Deaf Games as part of the New Zealand Deaf basketball mens team. His eyes “literally popped out at what he saw over there!”

  258. 1989
    Video — Donated by Rodney Roberts Image of Rodney Roberts

    News Review covers some difficult topics

    Ava Buzzard presents more news in NZSL during the weekly News Review TV show. This segment covered a news report that aired directly after partial coverage of the 16th World Games for the Deaf in Christchurch.

  259. 1999
    Video — Donated by Rodney Roberts Image of Rodney Roberts

    Wellington Deaf Basketball Club 50th Anniversary

    Wellington Deaf Basketball Club celebrated their 50 years anniversary by competing at the national Deaf Basketball Tournament held over Queen’s Birthday weekend 1999. A range of teams took part - men’s and women’s representing the regions. The games are followed by some celebrations at Wellington Deaf Society.

  260. 2003
    Video — Donated by Mary Johnson Image of Mary Johnson

    Memories of Owen Gibbons

    Owen Gibbons shares some life experiences in this video shot at his home in Auckland. Using various photographs and props, Owen touches on his many Deaf related involvements and memories, including his times at Deaf school, his working life, his passion for Deaf sports and his family.

  261. 1955
    Video — Donated by Susan Hamilton Image of Susan Hamilton

    School for the Deaf pupils visit Auckland Zoo

    Deaf pupils visit Auckland Zoo and enjoy group rides on an elephant at the zoo.

  262. 1950
    Video — Donated by Susan Hamilton Image of Susan Hamilton

    Titirangi School for the Deaf students picnic at Motuihe Island

    Boarding students at Titirangi School for the Deaf are treated to a day out to Motihue Island (Te Motu-a-Ihenga) in the Hauraki Gulf, 17 kilometres from downtown Auckland.

  263. 89-90
    Video — Donated by St Dominic’s Catholic Deaf Centre Image of St Dominic’s Catholic Deaf Centre

    St Dominic’s 45th Jubilee

    There are many speeches from past pupils and staff recalling their time at St Dominic’s. The casually filmed footage covers part of the four-day 45th reunion at St Dominic’s School for the Deaf, with many speeches from past pupils and staff recalling their time at St Dominic’s.

  264. 1982
    Video — 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.

  265. 1992
    Video — Donated by Rodney Roberts Image of Rodney Roberts

    Canterbury plays Wellington ‘Lions’ in a close match of rugby league

    The Wellington ‘Lions’ Rugby League team assembled at the Randwick Club to welcome their Canterbury opponents. After the match, players and supporters enjoy the Randwick hospitality before moving on to a private venue.

  266. 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.

  267. 1983
    Video — Donated by Dulcie McKie Image of Dulcie McKie

    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.

  268. 1990
    Video — 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.

  269. 1980
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    Two founding members of Christchurch Deaf Club take a trip down memory lane

    Cyril Pruden and Douglas Ashley, two founding members of the Christchurch Deaf Club, discuss the club’s history at its Armagh Street location. 

  270. 2002
    Video — Donated by Kevin & Lynette Pivac Image of Kevin & Lynette Pivac

    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.

  271. 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.

  272. 2002
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    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.

  273. 1981
    Video — 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.

  274. 2002
    Video — Donated by Sara Pivac Alexander Image of Sara Pivac Alexander

    International Postcard: New Zealand

    DeafTV from Denmark makes a trip to New Zealand to feature the country and its Deaf community on its ‘International Postcard’ series, with scenes from a normal Friday night at the Deaf Club, a trip to the Deaf Association office. The Deaf Danish crew are also welcomed onto the Rūaumoko Marae.

  275. 2000
    Video — Donated by Dorothy Jones Image of Dorothy Jones

    Manawatu Deaf community farewells Terry O’Brien

    The Manawatu Deaf community thanks Terry O’Brien for his service as a Teacher of the Deaf. Terry taught for over 30 years at Freyberg High School in Palmerston North which had a Deaf Unit that St Dominic’s pupils often went on to attend.

  276. 1991
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    Christchurch Deaf Basketball Club: Shipwreck Fancy Dress Party, 20 April 1991

    A shipwreck themed fancy dress party – a basketball fundraiser – was organised by the Christchurch Deaf Basketball Club. There are pirates aplenty and dress parades with the best dressed going to Graham Hammond and Joyce Ferguson.

  277. 1993
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    NZAD Newsletter, November 1993

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

  278. 1979
    Video — 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.

  279. 1979
    Video — 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.

  280. 1992
    Video — Donated by Rodney Roberts Image of Rodney Roberts

    Second National Deaf Sevens tournament

    The second 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.

  281. 1992
    Video — Donated by Rodney Roberts Image of Rodney Roberts

    The beginnings of Easter Deaf Rugby: Northern Region vs Southern Region

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

  282. 1998
    Video — Donated by Dorothy Jones Image of Dorothy Jones

    Memories of Jean Monk

    Memories of Jean Monk (nee Robertson) who was a Sumner School for the Deaf student in the 1920s. Students weren’t allowed to sign but could “move their arms around a bit”.

  283. 1958
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    Auckland Deaf Welfare Centre building progress

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

  284. 1952
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    Annual Picnic at Orewa Beach 1952

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

  285. 2000
    Video — Donated by Hilda Tamepo Image of Hilda Tamepo

    Memories of Verna McRae

    Verna McRae is filmed at her home in Napier alongside her husband, John. Verna talks entertainingly about her life growing up on a Manawatu farm, going to Sumner School for the Deaf, work, travelling, and married life.

  286. 1977
    Video — Donated by Sue Penman Image of Sue Penman

    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!

  287. 2003
    Video — Donated by Hilda Tamepo Image of Hilda Tamepo

    Memories of John and Laura Hunt

    John and Laura discuss their eventful lives, including immigrating to New Zealand, meeting the local Deaf community, and how their meeting led to a marriage which at the time of filming had lasted 56 years!

  288. 1979
    Video — 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.

  289. 2001
    Video — Donated by Dorothy Jones Image of Dorothy Jones

    Manawatu Deaf Netball: 25th Year Jubilee!

    The Manawatu Deaf Netball Club celebrates 25 years of netballing adventures in June 2001 with stories, photos and even a cake!

  290. 1958
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    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.

  291. 1989
    Video — Donated by St Dominic’s Catholic Deaf Centre Image of St Dominic’s Catholic Deaf Centre

    Last Reunion on St Dominic’s Feilding Grounds

    The four-day festivities at St Dominic’s School for the Deaf during New Year’s 1989/1990 were a weekend full of activities! It was the last such event on the St Dominic’s Feilding grounds with a deaf unit set-up at St Joseph’s School in Feilding in May 1989.

  292. 1955
    Video — Donated by Susan Hamilton Image of Susan Hamilton

    Annual Sports Day at Mt Wellington

    Annual school sports day at the large grounds at Mt Wellington, with the school surrounded by farmland. The Titirangi children travelled to Mt Wellington by buses. Mt Wellington closed once the Kelston hostel block opened in 1960.

  293. 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.

  294. 2008
    Video — Donated by Brent Macpherson Image of Brent Macpherson

    My Second Home: Auckland Deaf Society

    A 43-minute documentary taking you through the history of Auckland Deaf Society, the second home of the Deaf community of Auckland.

  295. 1992
    Video — Donated by Television New Zealand Archive Image of Television New Zealand Archive

    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.

  296. 1979
    Video — 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.

  297. 1965
    Video — Donated by St Dominic’s Catholic Deaf Centre Image of St Dominic’s Catholic Deaf Centre

    Twenty-One Years: St Dominic’s at Feilding

    A look at St Dominic’s School for the Deaf twenty-one years after its opening at Dover Street, to its relocation to Feilding. ‘Twenty-One Years’ features speech therapy, classroom activities and ballet, swimming and sewing lessons, as well as its infamous Gala Day and a Mass in its Chapel.

  298. 1956
    Video — Donated by Susan Hamilton Image of Susan Hamilton

    Picnic by the Parau Camp House

    Titirangi students and their families picnic at the Parau Camp House in West Auckland. The property was purchased in 1955 and groups of children, teachers and parents spent many a happy weekend here.

  299. 1952
    Video — Donated by Susan Hamilton Image of Susan Hamilton

    Day trip to the Parnell Baths

    Students at Titirangi School for the Deaf are treated to a day trip to the Parnell Baths.

  300. 1988
    Video — Donated by Tony Clews Image of Tony Clews

    First Deaf rugby league game between Australia and New Zealand in Sydney

    Historic first rugby league game between New Zealand and Australia, which took place in Sydney 1988 (Henson Park, Newton). Australia won 16–6.

  301. 1976
    Video — Donated by Sue Penman Image of Sue Penman

    NZ Deaf Sports Convention, Palmerston North 1976

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

  302. 1960s
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    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.

  303. 1993
    Video — Donated by Television New Zealand Archive Image of Television New Zealand Archive

    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.

  304. 2000
    Video — Donated by Dorothy Jones Image of Dorothy Jones

    Memories of Ray Forman and Polly Karaka

    Ray Forman and Polly Karaka both talk about bits and pieces of their life. Ray talks about being “kicked out” of Sumner as the New Zealand army occupied the school during the World War II.

  305. 1992
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    'See What I Mean'

    'See What I Mean' presents two real-life stories: the story of a family who were all born Deaf, and a journalist who loses her hearing. It offers positive advice about hearing loss as well as celebrating the New Zealand Deaf community.

  306. 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.

  307. 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.

  308. 1989
    Video — Donated by Kerry Titcombe Image of Kerry Titcombe

    16th World Games for Deaf - News Review segment

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

  309. 1969
    Video — Donated by Janice and Gary Howard Image of Janice and Gary Howard

    Annual Auckland Picnic at Orewa, 1969

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

  310. 1977
    Video — 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.

  311. 2002
    Video — Donated by Dorothy Jones Image of Dorothy Jones

    Auckland Schools for Deaf: 60th Reunion

    Weekend celebrations are kickstarted with a Māori Deaf kapa haka group to perform a haka powhiri. Vintage teachers such as Les Bury briefly summarise their experiences of working in Deaf education over the years.

  312. 2000
    Video — 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.

  313. 1956
    Video — Donated by Victoria University of Wellington Image of Victoria University of Wellington

    'Brighten Their Silent World' float at Auckland Carnival

    The Birthday Carnival held annually at Western Springs were a lucrative way of raising money in the early fifties. The Auckland Deaf Society via the Friends of the Deaf were raising funds for a new hall building.

  314. 1965
    Video — 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.

  315. 1985
    Video — Donated by Victoria University of Wellington Image of Victoria University of Wellington

    First interpreting course graduation - 1985

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

  316. 2000
    Video — Donated by Dorothy Jones Image of Dorothy Jones

    Memories of Keith and Irene Gordon

    Memories of Keith and Irene Gordon, recorded on 27 June 2000. They were both foundation members of Manawatu Deaf Society – founded on 7 July 1962. Keith was awarded life membership of Manawatu Deaf Society on 16 December 2000.

  317. 2002
    Video — Donated by Sonia Pivac Image of Sonia Pivac

    In memory of Wallace Williams: A Deaf life!

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

  318. 2003
    Video — Donated by Dorothy Jones Image of Dorothy Jones

    ADS Badminton Club celebrates its 40th birthday!

    The ADS Badminton Club, well known for recognising its milestones, has a well-attended dinner at Auckland Deaf Society to celebrate its 40th birthday!

  319. 1970
    Video — 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.

  320. 1998
    Video — Donated by Dorothy Jones Image of Dorothy Jones

    First Test: New Zealand Deaf vs Australia Deaf Netball

    The grit! The determination! The hours of practice! Finally it’s game day for the first Deaf Netball New Zealand versus Australia in Manawatu. Watch highlights of the gameplay followed by expert post-match analysis and limbo shenanigans at MDS. Good times.

  321. 1975
    Video — Donated by Sue Penman Image of Sue Penman

    NZ Deaf Sports Convention, Christchurch 1975

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

  322. 1958
    Video — 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.

  323. 1980
    Video — Donated by Dennis Tod Image of Dennis Tod

    Sumner School for the Deaf 100 Years Centenary celebration

    Members of the Deaf community and their families attend the centenary celebrations at Sumner School for the Deaf.

  324. 2002
    Video — Donated by Dorothy Jones Image of Dorothy Jones

    40th Anniversary: Weekend-long celebrations at Manawatu Deaf Society!

    Manawatu Deaf Society celebrates its 40th anniversary with a packed weekend-long programme in September 2002.

  325. 1998
    Video — Donated by Deaf Aotearoa Image of Deaf Aotearoa

    'Inside Out' interviews Hilary McCormack: Deaf education, advocacy and technology

    An ‘Inside Out’ interview with Hilary McCormack where she talks about the advent of NZSL in Deaf education, advocacy and changing technology in the New Zealand Deaf community.

  326. 1956-57
    Video — Donated by Susan Hamilton Image of Susan Hamilton

    Kelston School for Deaf: Clearing of the Ground and Construction

    Students from the Titirangi School for the Deaf visit the construction site of the future Kelston School for the Deaf.

  327. 2001
    Video — Donated by DEAFinitely Youth Group Image of DEAFinitely Youth Group

    Miss and Mr Deaf New Zealand, 2001

    The ‘007’ themed Miss and Mr Deaf New Zealand event, expertly hosted by Victoria Skorikova and Tony Walton was a major fundraising event for the 2nd Asia Pacific Deaf Youth Camp. It was organised in 5 weeks and raised $7,000 towards camp costs.

  328. 1977
    Video — 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.

  329. 2004
    Video — Donated by Rūaumoko Komiti Image of Rūaumoko Komiti

    The Māori Deaf world: Interviews with Whiti Ronaki, Stephanie Awheto and Michael Wi

    This raw, edited footage consists of interviews with Whiti Ronaki, Michael Wi and Stephanie Awheto - a trilingual interpreter, on topics relevant in the Māori Deaf world.

  330. 1947
    Video — 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.

  331. 1990
    Video — Donated by Rodney Roberts Image of Rodney Roberts

    Kiwis vs Roos: Deaf Rugby League

    Footage of rugby league training, haka practice, game planning, changing room preparations, and actual game footage of all three matches between the Deaf Kiwis and Australian teams, and even a visit to the hospital for an injured Kiwi player!

  332. 1996
    Video — Donated by Allan Richardson Image of Allan Richardson

    Summer Deaf Youth Camp 1996

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

  333. 1992
    Video — Donated by Television New Zealand Archive Image of Television New Zealand Archive

    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.