NZ Deaf News: March 1976 (Vol. 13, No. 4)

Some of the items featured in the March 1976 (Vol. 13, No. 4) issue of ‘New Zealand Deaf News’:

  • NZ Deaf Sports team tour of Australia – a team of 30 deaf players representing New Zealand left on 25 December 1975, playing netball, table tennis, basketball, golf – playing at Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. The formal Trans-Tasman ceremony was on 9 January 1975.
  • The tables turned on the Canterbury Deaf Club’s single and men’s married game, with the singles finally beating the married men 7-0, the first time they’ve won in 5 years. 
  • The establishment of a national body is considered important as the main function of this group will be to direct Government representation or communication on our behalf. It will, hopefully, give deaf people an united voice that the Government will listen to. 
  • Annual picnic results from Auckland Deaf Society, Waikato Deaf Club, Manawatu Deaf Society and Christchurch Deaf Club. 
  • An article on Total Communication used in Melbourne Deaf education. Many people seemed keen to see TC introduced in New Zealand, with the high language level of deaf children at Victoria a great incentive!

  1. Allan Simpson

  2. Ann Bennett

  3. Barbara Hazelwood

  4. Barbara Lawrence

  5. Bill Katu

  6. Bruce McHattie

  7. Claire Liddicoat

  8. Colleen Norman

  9. Daniel Beech

  10. Darcy Dale

  11. Diane Burch

  12. Douglas Ashley

  13. Gloria Fage

  14. Graham Thomas

  15. Janet Watt

  16. John Chandley

  17. John Lovett

  18. John McRae

  19. John Schischka

  20. Jonathan Anton

  21. Kath Smith

  22. Kathleen French

  23. Keith Gordon

  24. Ken Brain

  25. Kevin Lawrence

  26. Lance Manning

  27. Laurie Schischka

  28. Lesley Schischka

  29. Margaret Coutts

  30. Mary Johnson

  31. Owen Gibbons

  32. Peter Murray

  33. Polly Fechney

  34. Royce Flynn

  35. Sen Smith

  36. Terry Stead

  37. Terry Walbran

Reference number DN1976-13-4-MJN