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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

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

  3. 1984

    NZ Deaf News: February 1984

  4. 1963

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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!

  9. 2002
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    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.