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  1. BIOGRAPHY
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    Mary Johnson (MNZM)

    Mary Elizabeth Johnson has contributed to the Deaf community as a hardworking and willing volunteer for over 50 years. She was recognised in the 2010 New Years Honours list when she was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM). Mary has been involved in the New Zealand Deaf community in both social and sporting activities with three different Deaf Societies: the Otago Deaf Society, the Manawatu Deaf Society, and the Auckland Deaf Society. She was a founding member of the Otago Deaf Society, where she served as president, and was also a founding member of the Manawatu Deaf Club. Mary has been involved with the Auckland Deaf Society since 1977, where she has been the president of the Senior Citizens Group of the Auckland Deaf Society and has been involved with many committees. Mary has served the Deaf Association of New Zealand and the Deaf Catholic Ministry, where she has been a member for over 20 years. Mary has also been an active member of the Mt Tabor Trust for over 20 years and has been involved with the New Zealand Sign Language Teachers Association since 1997.

  2. 1970
    MAGAZINE – NEW ZEALAND DEAF NEWS

    NZ Deaf News: 1970 (Vol. 7, No. 3)

  3. 1984
    MAGAZINE – NEW ZEALAND DEAF NEWS

    NZ Deaf News: February 1984

  4. 1963
    MAGAZINE, NEW ZEALAND DEAF NEWS

    NZ Deaf News: Spring Issue, 1963 (Vol. 1, No. 1)

  5. 1969
    MAGAZINE – NEW ZEALAND DEAF NEWS

    NZ Deaf News: 1969 (Vol. 6, No. 3)

  6. 1971
    MAGAZINE – NEW ZEALAND DEAF NEWS

    NZ Deaf News: 1971 (Vol. 8, No. 2)

  7. 1973
    MAGAZINE – NEW ZEALAND DEAF NEWS

    NZ Deaf News: 1973 (Vol. 10, No. 4)

  8. 1990
    JOURNAL – NATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR THE DEAF

    NFD Journal: March 1990 (Vol. 4, No. 1)

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 1950
    Video — Donated by Archives New Zealand Image of Archives New Zealand

    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.

  12. 1998
    Video — Donated by Dorothy Jones Image of Dorothy Jones

    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!

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 1984
    Video — Donated by St Dominic’s Catholic Deaf Centre Image of St Dominic’s Catholic Deaf Centre

    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.

  16. 55-65
    Video — Donated by St Dominic’s Catholic Deaf Centre Image of St Dominic’s Catholic Deaf Centre

    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!

  17. 1965
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    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.

  18. 1965
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    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.

  19. 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.