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  1. 1952
    Video — Donated by Auckland Deaf Society Image of Auckland Deaf Society

    Deaf Day Trip to Orewa!

    During one of the first New Zealand Deaf Sports Convention in Auckland 1952, a group of Deaf take a day trip to Orewa.

  2. 1952
    Video — Donated by Auckland Deaf Society Image of Auckland Deaf Society

    Arriving for the Deaf Sports Convention in Auckland 1952

    Members of the Auckland Deaf community welcome friends and competitors from nationwide for the annual Deaf Sports Convention in Auckland 1952, and take a trip into Auckland City.

  3. 1955
    Video — Donated by Auckland Deaf Society Image of Auckland Deaf Society

    Sports Convention picnic at Motukarara, 1955

    During the 1955 Sports Convention hosted in Christchurch, a picnic is held at Motukarara, by Lake Ellesmere in Canterbury.

  4. 1958
    Video — Donated by Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision Image of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision

    Deaf Societies Sports Convention, Wellington 1958

    Deaf Aucklanders make their way down to Wellington in a van for the Labour Weekend sports. Stopping on the way, they prepare for a day of sports and socialising.

  5. 1955
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    Picnic at Waihora Park Domain

    Participants in the Annual Convention of the New Zealand Deaf Societies have a full-day picnic at Waihora Park Domain, in Motukarara with plenty of races!

  6. 1959
    Video — Donated by Auckland Deaf Society Image of Auckland Deaf Society

    Te Pakanga O Whau – The Battle of Whau: Drama by Kelston School for the Deaf

    The Battle of Whau: a drama by Kelston Deaf students for the opening ceremony of Kelston School for the Deaf, 7th November 1959.

  7. 1958
    Video — Donated by Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision Image of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision

    Auckland Easter Show 1958

    Fascinating footage from the Auckland Easter show 1958, including brief footage of Deaf visitors to the show.

  8. 1956
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    Auckland Carnival 1956

    Friends of the Deaf prepare a float for the Auckland Carnival, 1956, along with some footage of the float parade.

  9. 1958
    Video — Donated by Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision Image of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision

    Auckland Deaf Welfare Centre building progress

    The building of the Auckland Deaf Welfare Centre, followed by footage of the Balmoral Bowling Club, and the newly opened Auckland Harbour Bridge.

  10. 1951
    Video — Donated by Owen Gibbons Image of Owen Gibbons

    Picnic at Duders Beach

    Auckland Deaf community hold their annual picnic at Duders Beach, 1951.

  11. 1955
    Video — Donated by Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision Image of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision

    NZ Deaf Sports Convention 1955 - Christchurch

    NZ Deaf Sports Convention is held at Rugby Park, Christchurch in 1955.

  12. 1951
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    Day trip to Helensville Hot Pools

    A group of Deaf people make a trip to the Helensville Hot Pools 1951.

  13. 1951
    Video — Donated by Auckland Deaf Society Image of Auckland Deaf Society

    Travelling to Wellington for NZ Deaf Sports Convention, 1951

    A group of Auckland Deaf travel to and from Wellington for the New Zealand Deaf Sports Convention during Labour Weekend, 1951.

  14. 1954
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    Socialising at Labour Weekend Wellington 1954

    Athletes and spectators take a day out from the sporting competition to have fun in Wellington, 1954.

  15. 1955
    Video — Donated by Archives New Zealand Image of Archives New Zealand

    National Film Unit visits Sumner School for the Deaf – 75th Jubilee

    The National Film Unit visits Sumner School for the Deaf to report on progress in the education of deaf children and to check out the school's 75th Jubilee celebrations.

  16. 1959
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    van Asch Marching Girls

    The Deaf van Asch marching team participate in a marching competition in Auckland, 1958.

  17. 1956
    Video — Donated by Auckland Deaf Society Image of Auckland Deaf Society

    Sports Convention: Trip to Motuihe Domain

    During the Sports Convention, Deaf people travel to Motuihe Domain, on Motuihe Island in Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf, for a picnic.

  18. 1953
    Video — Donated by Auckland Deaf Society Image of Auckland Deaf Society

    NZ Deaf Sports Convention Christchurch 1953

    The 1953 New New Zealand Deaf Sports Convention is held in Christchurch, with sports, fun, and day trips.

  19. 1958
    Video — Donated by Auckland Deaf Society Image of Auckland Deaf Society

    Auckland Carnival: Friends of the Deaf stall, 1958

    The Friends of the Deaf group man a fundraising stall at the Auckland Carnival in Western Springs, Auckland, January, 1958.

  20. 1950
    Video — Donated by Archives New Zealand Image of Archives New Zealand

    National Film Unit visits St Dominics School for the Deaf

    The Government’s National Film Unit follows the City District Health Nurse as she visits students at St Dominic’s School for the Deaf.

  21. 1958
    Video — Donated by Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision Image of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision

    Laying foundations at Auckland Deaf Welfare Centre

    A group of Deaf men busily work on laying the foundations for the new Auckland Deaf Welfare Centre, later to become the property of the Auckland Deaf Society.

  22. 1954
    Video — Donated by Auckland Deaf Society Image of Auckland Deaf Society

    Balmoral Working Bee

    Deaf members of the Auckland Adult Deaf Society clear the Balmoral Road property before construction of the main hall.

  23. 1958
    Video — Donated by Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision Image of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision

    Foundation Stone Ceremony

    The foundation stone ceremony for the Auckland Deaf Welfare Centre 1958.

  24. 1952
    Video — Donated by Auckland Deaf Society Image of Auckland Deaf Society

    Annual Picnic at Orewa Beach 1952

    Auckland Deaf Adult Society’s annual picnic takes place north of Orewa beach.

  25. 1955
    Video — Donated by Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision Image of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision

    Sumner School for the Deaf 75th Jubilee

    The 75th Jubilee of Sumner School for the Deaf in Christchurch, including alumni parades and marching girls!