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’.
  • Deaf Organisations
  • TV/Media
Reference number:
SignDNA – Deaf National Archive New Zealand, DN1968-5-2-MJN