Ephpheta: December 1981 (Vol. 4, No. 4)

Some of the items featured in ‘Ephpheta: December 1981 (Vol. 4, No. 4)’:

  • The Diocesan Girls’ School has raised money to buy some teleprinters for a few lucky deaf people and the editor was the first to receive one. “I am so happy with it! My dearest dream is to see an answering service for the deaf people set up so that in an emergency, the deaf can always get hold of the service they require. I look to the day when teleprinters can be rented in the same way as telephones are; then anyone who wants and needs one can have one at a very nominal price.”
  • Lorraine Nilsson has taken part in IYDP meetings and encouraged other deaf people to support those meetings. Lorraine has been speaking to several groups about deafness and the problems of communication.
  • A new logo for the New Zealand Catholic Deaf Association was discussed at some depth at its AGM and it was decided to have a competition in the Ephpheta. First prize is $5 for the best design.
  • On October 16, there was a great gathering of deaf people at the Balmoral Welfare Centre to welcome the three professors from Gallaudet College. Two of the professors are Deaf while the third is an advisor to Stephen Leach at Gallaudet College. Four deaf men, among them Bill Katu and Milton Reedy, presented the Americans with a welcoming haka.
  • Deaf Organisations
  • TV/Media
Reference number:
SignDNA – Deaf National Archive New Zealand, CDC1981-4-4-MJN