Ephpheta: Easter 1986 (Vol. 9, No. 1)

Some of the items featured in ‘Ephpheta: Easter 1986 (Vol. 9, No. 1)’:

  • Mary Johnson is the new Editor of Ephpheta, which is back to Auckland again after three years in Palmerston North. The previous editors were Father Wegzryn (1978 to 1979), Maureen Seth (1980-1982), Lorraine Nilsson (1983-1985). Danny summarises the history of Ephpheta. 
  • Nancy Lewis from Gallaudet College gave a number of workshops in New Zealand - Leadership training for Deaf people, Mental Health and deafness, Non-verbal communication, Role training and Action method in counselling with Deaf people. 
  • Sally Robertson of Green Bay and Darryn Paul of Glen Eden announced their engagement on Thursday 20 March, the same day as Prince Andrew and Sarah!
  • Thanks to Dan Levitt for the work he has done at the Auckland Teachers’ College with the Interpreter’s Training Course and Workshops. Interpreters must be able to interpret for our own New Zealand deaf people. Both Nancy Lewis and Dan Levitt took the trouble to learn old N.Z. signs. They learnt them from the N.Z. deaf and discovered the different dialects of Sumner, Titirangi, Kelston and Fielding Schools. They have given N.Z. sign language public recognition and standing of equal importance with Total Communication. Stephen Leach is back in New Zealand on holiday. He is helping Nancy and Dan, putting on the computer all old N.Z. signs collected by Dan Levitt during the Interpreter’s Training Course.
  • Deaf Organisations
  • TV/Media
Reference number:
SignDNA – Deaf National Archive New Zealand, CDC1986-9-1-MJN