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  1. 1978
    Video — Donated by Television New Zealand Archive Image of Television New Zealand Archive

    Total Communications camp, shown on ‘The South Tonight’

    New Zealand's first total communications camp for Deaf children takes place in Tautuku, South Otago.

  2. 1976
    Video — Donated by Manawatu Deaf Society Image of Manawatu Deaf Society

    NZ Deaf Sports Convention, Palmerston North 1976

    Footage from the sports, meeting, and socialising at the 21st NZ Deaf Sports Convention, Palmerston North 1976.

  3. 1977
    Video — Donated by Dennis Tod Image of Dennis Tod

    NZ Deaf Sports Convention, Lower Hutt 1977

    Coverage of the Labour Weekend NZ Deaf Sports Convention at Lower Hutt, Wellington in 1977.

  4. 1978
    Video — Donated by Susie Ovens Image of Susie Ovens

    Suzanne Ovens on Star Zone!

    Susie Ovens, a 12-year-old Deaf girl, participates in ‘Star Zone’ showcasing her miming and theatre skills. Susie wins the New Zealand grand prize and a trip to Melbourne, Australia to participate in another show. At the time of her victory there were no communicators or NZSL interpreters, leaving Susie to figure out at the end of the show whether she had won!

  5. 1979
    Video — Donated by Dennis Tod Image of Dennis Tod

    Old-Time Fancy Dress party, Christchurch 1979

    A fancy dress party is held at the Canterbury Deaf Society’s clubrooms.

  6. 1970
    MAGAZINE – NEW ZEALAND DEAF NEWS

    NZ Deaf News: 1970 (Vol. 7, No. 3)

  7. 1979
    Video — Donated by Sue Penman Image of Sue Penman

    NZ Deaf Sport Convention, Christchurch 1979

    Scenes from NZ Deaf Sport Convention in Christchurch 1979, with sports such as shot-put and athletics, including some impressive sprinting and middle distance running.

  8. 1977
    Video — Donated by Sue Penman Image of Sue Penman

    ‘Deaf boys’ picnic at Spencer Park

    Christchurch Deaf Club Basketball ‘Deaf Boys’ Picnic at Spencer Park, Sunday 13th March 1977.

  9. 1970
    Video — Donated by Pam and Doug Croskery Image of Pam and Doug Croskery

    Deaf social rugby match: Married vs Single men

    An informal annual rugby game between teams of Deaf men, married and single, which was played on one of Kelston Deaf Education Centre’s fields.

  10. 1977
    Video — Donated by Dennis Tod Image of Dennis Tod

    Canterbury Annual Deaf Picnic 1977

    Members of the Canterbury Deaf community make for a picnic on a lovely day, with tug-o-war and running races.

  11. 1976
    Video — Donated by Manawatu Deaf Society Image of Manawatu Deaf Society

    Understand the Silence: A Silent Documentary about the Silent World of Deafness

    This documentary was filmed and edited by Joan Bailey and released in 1976. It covers the preparation and running of the St Dominics Gala Day, as well as Manawatu Deaf Club picnics, and the Manawatu Womens Group.

  12. 1971
    Video — Donated by Manawatu Deaf Society Image of Manawatu Deaf Society

    16th Annual NZ Deaf Sports Convention, Christchurch

    The Manawatu Deaf Club Athletic Team practice with coach Keith Gordon. This footage covers the athletic training session.

  13. 1975
    Video — Donated by Television New Zealand Archive Image of Television New Zealand Archive

    The Auckland Deaf Centre

    A glimpse into the Auckland Deaf Centre, showing Deaf people playing pool, badminton, reading, having coffee and talking in sign language.

  14. 1979
    Video — Donated by Sue Penman Image of Sue Penman

    Trans-Tasman Games 1979 - Basketball

    The Australian and New Zealand Deaf men play basketball at the Trans-Tasman Games, held at Lincoln College, Canterbury in January 1979.

  15. 1973
    Video — Donated by Manawatu Deaf Society Image of Manawatu Deaf Society

    Manawatu Deaf Society's trip to Mount Ruapehu

    Members of the Manawatu Deaf Club and their children take a bus trip to Mt Ruapehu, September 1973 for a fun day.

  16. 1979
    Video — Donated by Dennis Tod Image of Dennis Tod

    Christchurch Deaf Club picnic at Diamond Harbour 1979

    The Christchurch Deaf Club members have a picnic at Diamond Harbour, with traditional sports and activities.

  17. 1975
    Video — Donated by Janice and Gary Howard Image of Janice and Gary Howard

    Auckland Netball Club's 1st Birthday

    The Auckland Deaf Netball Club runs a social event to celebrate its first anniversary in 1976.

  18. 1978
    Video — Donated by Dennis Tod Image of Dennis Tod

    Christchurch Basketball and Netball teams leave for Greymouth

    The Christchurch Deaf Mens Basketball team travel to Greymouth, accompanied by the Deaf netball team.

  19. 1977
    Video — Donated by Sue Penman Image of Sue Penman

    Christchurch Women Group: Progressive Dinner

    The Christchurch Deaf Women’s Group hosts a progressive dinner. Three courses at three different locations all in one night in 1977!

  20. 1975
    Video — Donated by Sue Penman Image of Sue Penman

    NZ Deaf Sports Convention, Christchurch 1975

    The Deaf community gather in Christchurch for the NZ Deaf Sports Convention in Labour Weekend, 1975.

  21. 1979
    Video — Donated by Dennis Tod Image of Dennis Tod

    NZ Deaf Sports Convention, Christchurch 1979 - Netball

    Coverage of the Netball tournament at the NZ Deaf Sports Convention, Christchurch 1979.

  22. 1972
    MAGAZINE – NEW ZEALAND DEAF NEWS

    NZ Deaf News: 1972 (Vol. 9, No. 4)

  23. 1979
    Video — Donated by Television New Zealand Archive Image of Television New Zealand Archive

    ‘Speaking’ shown on ‘The South Tonight’

    Total Communication is promoted on ‘The South Tonight’ by MOACOM, a newly formed influential group.

  24. 1976
    Video — Donated by Sue Penman Image of Sue Penman

    NZ Deaf Sports Convention, Palmerston North 1976

    The Christchurch team travel to Palmerston North for the NZ Deaf Sports Convention on Labour Weekend, 1976.

  25. 1972
    Video — Donated by Manawatu Deaf Society Image of Manawatu Deaf Society

    Open Indoor Bowls Championship for the Deaf, Hamilton 1972

    A trip to Hamilton for the 1972 Open Indoor Bowls Championship for the Deaf provides a snapshot of NZ at the time. A road trip, sporting events, and a day out relaxing at various attractions presents what seems to be a fun weekend.

  26. 1979
    Video — Donated by Sue Penman Image of Sue Penman

    Trans-Tasman Deaf Games: Opening Ceremony and sports

    Coverage of the Trans-Tasman Deaf Games, Lincoln College, Christchurch, 10 January 1979, including opening ceremony and various sports.

  27. 1978
    Video — Donated by St Dominic’s Catholic Deaf Centre Image of St Dominic’s Catholic Deaf Centre

    People like us – 'Deaf Education and Technology'

    A look into the world of Deaf people, in particular a glimpse into Deaf education at the time, and how technology improves the lives of Deaf people, with Daniel Beech demonstrating the use of a TTY.