NZ Deaf News: Summer 1968 (Vol. 5, No. 2)

Some of the items featured in the 1968 Summer Issue of ‘NZ Deaf News’ (Vol. 5, No. 2): 

  • NZ News moves away from cartoon drawings for its front cover towards photographs. It encourages entries of black and white photographs. 
  • A review of the 1967 season of the Christchurch ‘Deaf Girls’ Indoor Basketball Club, with one of its highlights being a trip to Auckland to play a friendly game against the Auckland Deaf Society’s girls. 
  • Yoga classes are hosted at the Auckland Deaf Welfare Centre on Wednesday evenings. 
  • Diane Burch, a deaf woman, recently won the contest for Mrs Gisborne. 
  • Manawatu forms a Women’s Group, with members meeting once a month at their homes. They have sewing and knitting competitions. 
  • As agreed at its AGM on 24 February, Wellington Deaf Society changes its social evenings from Wednesday evenings to Saturdays. Wednesday evenings were not a popular or convenient time for many members. 
  • A letter to the editor from Bruce McHattie complaining about its usage of the term, ‘deaf and dumb’.

  1. Bruce McHattie

  2. Colin Goodhue

  3. Daniel Beech

  4. David Sinclair

  5. Des Powell

  6. Diane Burch

  7. John Hunt

  8. Maree Ward

  9. Marlene Rush

  10. Mary Johnson

  11. Patty (Noeline) Still

  12. Pauline Sedon

  13. Phonse Carroll

  14. Rossell MacKenzie

  15. Stefica Puljan

  16. Steve Puljan

  17. Stewart Smith

  18. Vernon Pope

  19. Wallace Williams

  20. Wayne Bird

Reference number DN1968-5-2-MJN