Kelston School for Deaf sends its netball and rugby teams to Russell.
Members of the Auckland Deaf Society and friends attend the annual picnic at Orewa Beach in March 1969.
Children from Sumner School for the Deaf test their navigational abilities in a car rally at Sumner.
St Dominics School for the Deaf hold their annual Gala Day – year unknown.
A group of men from the ADS basketball club are seen chatting outside the Auckland Deaf Society Clubrooms.
A look at St Dominic’s School for the Deaf twenty-one years after its opening at Dover Street, to its relocation to Feilding. ‘Twenty-One Years’ features speech therapy, classroom activities and ballet, swimming and sewing lessons, as well as its infamous Gala Day and a Mass in its Chapel.
Students from Kelston School for the Deaf enjoy a two-day trip to a snowy Mt Ruapehu.
Deaf people get together at John and Verna McRae’s place before heading to Orewa, Auckland for the Annual ADS Picnic.
The New Zealand team attending the 10th World Deaf Games in Washington, USA, 1965.
St Dominics School for the Deaf in Fielding celebrates their first school reunion in 1965. The reunion was one year after the school had relocated to Fielding from Wellington.
On Auckland’s West Coast, Auckland Deaf basketball men train for the New Zealand Deaf Sports Convention in Wellington 1972.
“A Deaf Child in the Family” is an award-winning film which shows authentic scenes from Deaf education centres at Kelston, St Dominics and Sumner, produced as a resource for families of deaf children.
Footage from 1955 – 1965 during the annual Christmas Picnics held by St Dominic’s School for the Deaf in Island Bay. In New Zealand fashion, Santa arrives on horseback, bringing presents to the pupils who all take turns riding the horse!
Several clips of teaching and classroom scenes at St Dominic’s School for the Deaf, with one-on-one speech therapy, oral communication methods, a physical education class, the Rotarians Picnic Drive, playing with jet aeroplanes, folk dancing and their annual Christmas party.