NZ Deaf News: Winter 1968 (Vol. 5, No. 4)

Some of the items featured in the 1968 issue of ‘NZ Deaf News’ (Vol. 5, No. 4):

  • The editorial congratulates the Christchurch Deaf Club for circulating a successful petition urging the Minister of Broadcasting to provide a TV programme for Deaf and hard of hearing members of the public. Prime Minister at the time, Keith Holyoake, replied to the petition with a statement acknowledging the request.
  • Governor General Sir Arthur and Lady Porritt made a special visit to St Dominic’s School for the Deaf on June 6th 1968. They met with staff and pupils to learn about Deaf education.
  • Readers of Deaf News were invited to the 11th World Games of the Deaf in Belgrade, Yugoslavia in 1969 which included top athletes from 37 different countries.
  • Excerpts from the ‘N.Z. Herald’ and the ‘Dominion’ about Harry Kendall and Tony Walton’s great successes at their respective sporting achievements wrestling and hockey!
  • Te Aroha Dramatic Society encourages members of the Deaf community to join the drama club following Stuard Reid’s roles in recent productions.

  1. Charlie Wharehinga

  2. Dennis Te Hau

  3. Gordon Brown

  4. Gwen Rapley

  5. Harry Kendall

  6. Jan Strachan

  7. Maree Ward

  8. Margaret Cross

  9. Mavis Carter

  10. Patty (Noeline) Still

  11. Stephen Te Hau

  12. Stuart Reid

  13. Tony Walton

  14. Whiti Reha

Reference number DN1968-5-4-MJN