video – Taonga source: Susan Hamilton
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.
video – Taonga source: AUT Visual Languages Section
Toa Anga Whati Māori
Māori TV's 'Toa Anga Whati Māori' profiles the Deaf Association of New Zealand on its weekly program, interviewing a series of Deaf people in sports (golf, touch rugby, rugby) before touching upon the job of a Deaf Awareness Officer who delivers training throughout New Zealand.
article – Taonga source: The Auckland Star
A winter treat for the deaf
A group of 44 deaf youngsters from Kelston School for the Deaf take a two-day visit to the Ruapehu snowfields.
video – Taonga source: Archives New Zealand
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.
video – Taonga source: Auckland Deaf Society
Te Pakanga O Whau – The Battle of Whau: Drama by Kelston School for the Deaf
The Battle of Whau: a drama by Kelston Deaf students for the opening ceremony of Kelston School for the Deaf, 7th November 1959.