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    Jennifer Brain (QSM)

    Jennifer Brain received the Queens Service Medal in 2007 for services to the New Zealand Deaf Community. Jennifer is well known for her leadership with the New Zealand Association for the Deaf (NZAD). Jennifer became the first Deaf Leadership Tutor promoting community and Deaf youth leadership, before becoming the first Deaf Chief Executive Officer in 1999. Through her work, Jennifer was ahead of her time with the strategic planning of many Deaf community projects including Deaf awareness and Deaf leadership. She advocated for Deaf rights, education and the improvement of communication between Deaf and hearing people. Her tireless efforts strengthened the Association to become a Deaf-led organisation.

  2. 1991
    MAGAZINE – NATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR THE DEAF

    NFD Communicate: December 1991

  3. 1984
    MAGAZINE – NEW ZEALAND DEAF NEWS

    NZ Deaf News: February 1984

  4. 1983
    MAGAZINE – NEW ZEALAND DEAF NEWS

    NZ Deaf News: July 1983

  5. 1988
    JOURNAL – NATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR THE DEAF

    NFD Journal: July 1988 (Vol. 2, No. 2)

  6. 1990
    JOURNAL – NATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR THE DEAF

    NFD Journal: December 1990 (Vol. 4, No. 4)

  7. 1991
    JOURNAL – NATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR THE DEAF

    NFD Journal: June 1991 (Vol. 5, No. 2)

  8. 1991
    JOURNAL – NATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR THE DEAF

    NFD Journal: September 1991 (Vol. 5, No. 3)

  9. 1993
    Video — Donated by Deaf Aotearoa Image of Deaf Aotearoa

    NZAD Newsletter, November 1993

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

  10. 1989
    Video — Donated by Manawatu Deaf Society Image of Manawatu Deaf Society

    16th World Games for the Deaf, Christchurch

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

  11. 1989
    Video — Donated by Deaf Aotearoa Image of Deaf Aotearoa

    National Foundation for the Deaf promotional video

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

  12. 2000
    Video — Donated by Deaf Aotearoa Image of Deaf Aotearoa

    Deaf Association of New Zealand 2000

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

  13. 1992
    Video — Donated by Television New Zealand Archive Image of Television New Zealand Archive

    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.

  14. 1999
    Video — Donated by Rūaumoko Komiti Image of Rūaumoko Komiti

    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.

  15. 1990s
    Video — Donated by Hilda Tamepo Image of Hilda Tamepo

    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.

  16. 1993
    Video — Donated by Hilda Tamepo Image of Hilda Tamepo

    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.

  17. 1968
    Video — Donated by St Dominic’s Catholic Deaf Centre Image of St Dominic’s Catholic Deaf Centre

    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.

  18. 1992
    Video — Donated by Sue Williams Image of Sue Williams

    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.

  19. 1992
    Video — Donated by Point of View Productions Image of Point of View Productions

    '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.