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  1. 1959
    Video — Donated by Susan Hamilton Image of Susan Hamilton

    Sports Day at Kelston School for the Deaf

    The School for Deaf annual sports day is held at Kelston with athletics, long jumping, relay races and performances.

  2. 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.

  3. 1959
    Video — Donated by Susan Hamilton Image of Susan Hamilton

    Parent’s Day at Kelston School for the Deaf (1959)

    Annual Parent’s Day at Kelston School for the Deaf, with rides (horses, fire tank and alike!), performances and end-of-year prizes.

  4. 1959
    Video — Donated by Owen Gibbons Image of Owen Gibbons

    Laurie Schischka takes his boat ‘Rambler’ out on the Hauraki Gulf

    A group of Deaf friends are treated to a boat trip in the Hauraki Gulf on a boat called “Rambler”, owned by Laurie Schischka.

  5. 1959
    Video — Donated by Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision Image of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision

    Sumner School for the Deaf Marching Girls

    The Deaf Sumner School for the Deaf marching team participate in a marching competition in Auckland, 1958.

  6. 1959
    Video — Donated by Susan Hamilton Image of Susan Hamilton

    Extended version: Te Pakanga o Whau performs at the opening ceremony of Kelston

    The opening of Kelston on a site in Archibald Road featured the infamous ‘Te Pakanga o Whau’ (The Battle of Whau) in 1959 where 86 deaf students acted in an outside play featuring a Māori-Pakeha battle near a big gum tree field.