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  1. 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.

  2. 2000
    Video — Donated by Janice and Gary Howard Image of Janice and Gary Howard

    ADS Netball Club's 25th Jubilee

    The Auckland Deaf Society Netball team celebrates their 25th Jubilee in April, 2000.

  3. 1982
    Video — Donated by Dulcie McKie Image of Dulcie McKie

    Sign Singers: 'Born Free'

    The Sign Singers perform the song 'Born Free' broadcast on Stars on Sunday in June 1982.

  4. 1992
    Video — Donated by Television New Zealand Archive Image of Television New Zealand Archive

    Deaf man misses out on winning a car, claims discrimination

    Holmes investigates the case of Wallace Williams, an Auckland Deaf man claiming he is being discriminated against. He won a contest at Hunters Plaza in Auckland for a car but was unable to claim the prize at the time because he could not hear the announcement that he was the winner.

  5. 1996
    Video — Donated by Television New Zealand Archive Image of Television New Zealand Archive

    A look into the new bilingual approach at Kelston Deaf Education Centre

    One of the goals of 1996’s Deaf Awareness Week was to better educate New Zealanders about New Zealand Sign Language, and as part of this, One Network News visited Kelston Deaf Education Centre in Auckland. KDEC which has a new bilingual teaching method using both NZSL and English.

  6. 1990
    Video — Donated by Victoria University of Wellington Image of Victoria University of Wellington

    Miss Auckland Deaf Beauty Queen Contest

    Amateur footage of the Miss Auckland Deaf Beauty Queen Contest held at the Auckland Deaf Centre 1990.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 2003
    Video — Donated by Dorothy Jones Image of Dorothy Jones

    Memories of Owen Gibbons

    Owen Gibbons shares some life experiences in this video shot at his home in Auckland. Using various photographs and props, Owen touches on his many Deaf related involvements and memories, including his times at Deaf school, his working life, his passion for Deaf sports and his family.

  10. 1983
    Video — Donated by Dulcie McKie Image of Dulcie McKie

    News Review - Deaf Student on Holiday

    News Review features Stephen Leach, an Auckland Deaf student studying at Gallaudet College (now Gallaudet University).

  11. 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.

  12. 1959
    Video — Donated by Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision Image of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision

    van Asch Marching Girls

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

  13. 2009
    Video — Donated by Sonia Pivac Image of Sonia Pivac

    Deaf protest against Advance Centre closure

    Deaf protest against shutting down the Advance Centre, a tertiary support centre for Deaf and hearing impaired students in the Auckland region.

  14. 1991
    Video — Donated by Rodney Roberts Image of Rodney Roberts

    Let the battle begin! Wellington vs Auckland Deaf rugby league at Lower Hutt

    The Wellington Deaf rugby league team host their Auckland rivals in Lower Hutt. The match was closely fought!

  15. 2004
    Video — Donated by Rūaumoko Komiti Image of Rūaumoko Komiti

    The experiences of Māori Deaf

    This segment from Māori TV’s Te Hēteri focuses on the experiences of Māori Deaf, catching up with Patrick Thompson, Whiti Ronaki, and Hemi Hema.

  16. 1983
    Video — Donated by Dulcie McKie Image of Dulcie McKie

    Bruce McHattie encourages Deaf to donate at the Auckland Telethon

    Bruce McHattie from Auckland Deaf Society participates in the 1983 Telethon in Auckland, aimed at fundraising for a specific cause. Deaf people could be involved too, and make donations by calling a specific number via their TTY and state their donation.

  17. 1990
    Video — Donated by Richard Hay Image of Richard Hay

    Miss Deaf Auckland!

    The Auckland Deaf community gathers for the Miss Deaf Auckland competition, organised by Adrienne Killen. The top three are selected to represent Auckland in the upcoming Miss Deaf New Zealand pageant.

  18. 2007
    Video — Donated by Dan Hanks Image of Dan Hanks

    Auckland Deaf Society re-opens after 11 month rebuild

    Footage and interviews from the opening night of the newly redeveloped Auckland Deaf Society clubrooms late August 2007.

  19. 1981
    Video — Donated by Dulcie McKie Image of Dulcie McKie

    Sign Singers perform Silent Night

    The Sign Singers perform the famous carol 'Silent Night' for the Stars on Sunday programme.

  20. 1969
    Video — Donated by Janice and Gary Howard Image of Janice and Gary Howard

    Annual Auckland Picnic at Orewa, 1969

    Members of the Auckland Deaf Society and friends attend the annual picnic at Orewa Beach in March 1969.

  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. 1991
    Video — Donated by Television New Zealand Archive Image of Television New Zealand Archive

    Two Deaf children sign a karakia

    A karakia, the Lord’s Prayer, is given by two Deaf children using NZSL for the ‘Marae’ television series. This clip also contains Māori captions of the te reo Māori lyrics.

  23. 1972
    Video — Donated by Pam and Doug Croskery Image of Pam and Doug Croskery

    Auckland Deaf Men’s Basketball team training

    On Auckland’s West Coast, Auckland Deaf basketball men train for the New Zealand Deaf Sports Convention in Wellington 1972.

  24. 1990
    Video — Donated by Jeff Went Image of Jeff Went

    Prizegiving evening: 34th NZ Games for the Deaf (Auckland)

    The 34th New Zealand Games for the Deaf, hosted by Auckland, concludes with a prizegiving and social evening at Auckland Deaf Society 1990.

  25. 1996
    Video — Donated by Television New Zealand Archive Image of Television New Zealand Archive

    Angela Sew Hoy: A Deaf Chinese New Zealander

    ‘Asia Dynamic’ catches up with Angela Sew Hoy, to find out what life is like as a Deaf Chinese New Zealander, navigating three different cultures in everyday life.

  26. 1999
    Video — Donated by Rūaumoko Komiti Image of Rūaumoko Komiti

    Deaf Association opens its new Auckland office

    The Deaf Association of New Zealand opens its new offices on Great North Road, Avondale, Auckland in November 1999.

  27. 2006
    Video — Donated by Dan Hanks Image of Dan Hanks

    President gives tour of old Auckland Deaf Society building

    Auckland Deaf Society President Kevin Pivac gives a tour of the Club’s building prior to its demolition and rebuild.

  28. 1982
    Video — Donated by Dulcie McKie Image of Dulcie McKie

    Sign Singers: 'Harmony'

    The Sign Singers perform 'Harmony' broadcast on Stars on Sunday in February 1983. They are introduced in sign language, in one of the first examples of a non-Deaf person signing on prime time television.

  29. 1960s
    Video — Donated by Auckland Deaf Society Image of Auckland Deaf Society

    Auckland Deaf Picnic at Orewa Beach

    Deaf people get together at John and Verna McRae’s place before heading to Orewa, Auckland for the Annual ADS Picnic.

  30. 1982
    Video — Donated by Dulcie McKie Image of Dulcie McKie

    Sign Singers: 'Sailing'

    The Sign Singers perform the hit song 'Sailing' broadcast on Stars on Sunday in May 1982. Ian Watkins, introduces the group by saying “…and I’m delighted to welcome back to the programme the deaf sign singers.”

  31. 2003
    Video — Donated by Dorothy Jones Image of Dorothy Jones

    ADS Badminton Club celebrates its 40th birthday!

    The ADS Badminton Club, well known for recognising its milestones, has a well-attended dinner at Auckland Deaf Society to celebrate its 40th birthday!

  32. 1997
    Video — Donated by Television New Zealand Archive Image of Television New Zealand Archive

    The modern NZSL dictionary is launched

    The modern dictionary of New Zealand Sign Language has been launched, and the 'Tonight' crew visit Kelston Deaf Education Centre to see Deaf students and their NZSL tutors making good use of the resource.

  33. 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.

  34. 1981
    Video — Donated by Dulcie McKie Image of Dulcie McKie

    Sign Singers at Telethon 1981

    The popular Sign Singers are the first act to perform at the 1981 Telethon Live at the Auckland Town Hall.

  35. 1993
    Video — Donated by Television New Zealand Archive Image of Television New Zealand Archive

    Sounds or Silence?

    In the early 1990s, due to a breakthrough in technology, cochlear implants were starting to become the norm. The Deaf community worldwide viewed cochlear implants as a device that disregarded the need for access to sign language. Others considered such devices a miracle. In 1993, ‘60 Minutes’ investigated this controversial topic in New Zealand.

  36. 1981
    Video — Donated by Manawatu Deaf Society Image of Manawatu Deaf Society

    Deaf athletes visit Disneyland en route to the World Games for the Deaf in Köln!

    New Zealand athletes stopover at Los Angeles on the way to the World Games for the Deaf in Köln, and make the most of the trip with a visit to Disneyland!

  37. 1986
    Video — Donated by Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision Image of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision

    The Magic Park

    In November 1986, film maker Ann Andrews organised a week-long drama workshop for six 13 year olds from Kelston School for the Deaf. The workshop concluded with the play, The Magic Park, written and acted by the students.

  38. 1993
    Video — Donated by Hilda Tamepo Image of Hilda Tamepo

    John & Laura Hunt’s farewell party

    A farewell party is thrown for John and Laura Hunt at the Auckland Deaf Society, prior to their move to Melbourne. The farewell was attended by over 100 members of the Auckland Deaf community.

  39. 1990
    Video — Donated by Jeff Went Image of Jeff Went

    The Miss Deaf New Zealand competition, 1990

    Coverage of the Miss Deaf New Zealand competition, hosted during the 34th New Zealand Games for the Deaf social evening at Auckland Deaf Society, October 1990.

  40. 2002
    Video — Donated by Kevin & Lynette Pivac Image of Kevin & Lynette Pivac

    Māori & Pacific Island Deaf play against Japan Deaf Rugby XV

    TVNZ’s Marae programme features the friendly game between Deaf Māori & Pacific Island Invitational XV and the Japan Deaf Rugby team. It includes the pre-match team talk with coach Richard Peri, karakia from kaumatua Ivan Tamepo, and discussions with assistant Togia Lanefale. It concludes with highlights of the match which was closely fought but finally won by Japan 20-17.

  41. 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.

  42. 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.

  43. 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.

  44. 2004
    Video — Donated by Rūaumoko Komiti Image of Rūaumoko Komiti

    Being Māori Deaf: Interview with Patrick Thompson

    Raw footage of an interview with Patrick Thompson attempting to connect with a Māori culture he was denied growing up. Patrick provides a voice for Māori Deaf, to grow understanding about the challenges they face, and to promote the importance of NZSL.

  45. 2002
    Video — Donated by Sonia Pivac Image of Sonia Pivac

    In memory of Wallace Williams: A Deaf life!

    A montage celebrating Wallace Williams’ life and his contribution to the Auckland Deaf community.

  46. 1997
    Video — Donated by Television New Zealand Archive Image of Television New Zealand Archive

    Eunike Mose, Pasifika Deaf student

    Eunike Mose, a profoundly deaf Samoan high school student, and her mother Heather, talk about the challenges of being Deaf, particularly in relation to the family’s Pasifika heritage, and education.

  47. 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.

  48. 1994
    Video — Donated by Television New Zealand Archive Image of Television New Zealand Archive

    A Deafening Silence

    A ‘Frontline’ documentary that touches upon an on-going topic - Deaf Education - in the Deaf community, not only in New Zealand but worldwide as well. In 2019, the message remains as familiar as it was twenty-five years ago.

  49. 1988
    Video — Donated by Television New Zealand Archive Image of Television New Zealand Archive

    Spot On interview of Deaf actor in 'Strangers'

    'Strangers' was a TVNZ-produced drama series for children, with one Deaf character played by 7-year-old Sonia Pivac. Reporter Phil Keoghan, from ‘Spot On’, interviews Sonia about being the only Deaf actor in the drama.

  50. 1994
    Video — Donated by Television New Zealand Archive Image of Television New Zealand Archive

    NZ gets 8 more NZSL interpreters from the first AIT Diploma class

    The first graduates of the Diploma in NZSL Interpreting course will start working in the community, enabling Deaf people to achieve their rights to access a range of settings and services.

  51. 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.

  52. 1981
    Video — Donated by Manawatu Deaf Society Image of Manawatu Deaf Society

    World Deaf Games, Köln 1981

    New Zealand team goes to XIV World Games for the Deaf in Köln, Germany in 1981.

  53. 2004
    Video — Donated by Rūaumoko Komiti Image of Rūaumoko Komiti

    Māori Deaf join foreshore hīkoi

    Māori Deaf participating in a hīkoi (protest march) in support of Māori claims of ownership of the New Zealand foreshore and seabed.

  54. 1985
    Video — Donated by Dulcie McKie Image of Dulcie McKie

    Telethon 1985

    The Sign Singers perform ‘You’re My Sunshine’ at the 1985 Telethon.

  55. 2004
    Video — Donated by Rūaumoko Komiti Image of Rūaumoko Komiti

    Opening of the Advance Centre

    The opening of the Advance Centre, a tertiary support centre for Deaf and hearing impaired students in the Auckland region, attended by Hon Ruth Dyson, Minister for Disability Issues, and Patrick Thompson - Māori Deaf leader.

  56. 1990
    Video — Donated by Tony Clews Image of Tony Clews

    Australian Deaf Rugby League Team: New Zealand Tour

    A homemade Sydney documentary on the Australian Deaf Rugby league team’s tour of New Zealand in 1990 from preparation, the tour, the tests, and triumphant return home.

  57. 1998
    Video — Donated by Television New Zealand Archive Image of Television New Zealand Archive

    First Deaf graduate of Master in Business Administration

    Angela Sew Hoy shares her experiences of being the first Deaf graduate of a Master of Business Administration.

  58. 1992
    Video — Donated by Television New Zealand Archive Image of Television New Zealand Archive

    NZSL interpreting course begins

    The first NZSL interpreting course has recently started in Auckland, being led by Drs. David and Rachel McKee. We take a peek at one of their NZSL classes, and Rachel predicts the areas of work graduates will go into.

  59. 1969
    Video — Donated by Auckland Deaf Society Image of Auckland Deaf Society

    Deaf men chat outside Auckland Deaf Society clubrooms

    A group of men from the ADS basketball club are seen chatting outside the Auckland Deaf Society Clubrooms.

  60. 1995
    Video — Donated by Television New Zealand Archive Image of Television New Zealand Archive

    The inaugural Deaf Festival is hosted at Kelston Deaf Education Centre

    Deaf children are taught drama skills by two Deaf visitors from the UK, in preparation for their show at the opening night of the inaugural Deaf Festival, hosted by Kelston Deaf Education Centre.

  61. 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.

  62. 2002
    Video — Donated by Dorothy Jones Image of Dorothy Jones

    Amateur footage: Inaugural Deaf Rugby World Championship

    A snapshot of the inaugural 2002 Deaf Rugby World Championships held in Auckland, briefly touching on official matches, friendly games, and two social evenings at Auckland Deaf Club, with speeches galore!

  63. 1990
    Video — Donated by Rodney Roberts Image of Rodney Roberts

    Kiwis vs Roos: Deaf Rugby League

    Footage of rugby league training, haka practice, game planning, changing room preparations, and actual game footage of all three matches between the Deaf Kiwis and Australian teams, and even a visit to the hospital for an injured Kiwi player!

  64. 1989
    Video — Donated by Rodney Roberts Image of Rodney Roberts

    Edited coverage of Auckland v Canterbury Deaf Rugby League match

    Edited coverage of the Auckland v Canterbury Deaf Rugby League match held in Auckland in 1989.

  65. 1951
    Video — Donated by Owen Gibbons Image of Owen Gibbons

    Day trip to Helensville Hot Pools

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

  66. 1988
    Video — Donated by Television New Zealand Archive Image of Television New Zealand Archive

    Deaf young actor on 'Strangers'

    'Strangers' was a TVNZ-produced drama series, including one Deaf character played by 7-year-old Sonia Pivac. This short documentary is a brief look behind the scenes of the filming process.

  67. 2002
    Video — Donated by Inside Out Image of Inside Out

    Inside Out: Inaugural World Deaf Rugby Championship

    Inside Out features the inaugural World Deaf Rugby Championship, including coverage of the final between New Zealand and Wales at Eden Park, Auckland in 2002.

  68. 1981
    Video — Donated by Dulcie McKie Image of Dulcie McKie

    Sign Singers: 'I Hear Your Hand'

    The Sign Singers perform the song 'I Hear Your Hand' for the Stars on Sunday programme.

  69. 1998
    Video — Donated by Television New Zealand Archive Image of Television New Zealand Archive

    Hearing Dogs for Deaf people sets up in NZ

    A new scheme has begun, to train dogs to become hearing dogs for Deaf people, and also aims to have hearing dogs granted the same access rights as guide dogs for blind people.

  70. 1956
    Video — Donated by Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision Image of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision

    Auckland Carnival 1956

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

  71. 2004
    Video — Donated by Rūaumoko Komiti Image of Rūaumoko Komiti

    The Māori Deaf world: Interviews with Whiti Ronaki, Stephanie Awheto and Michael Wi

    This raw, edited footage consists of interviews with Whiti Ronaki, Michael Wi and Stephanie Awheto - a trilingual interpreter, on topics relevant in the Māori Deaf world.

  72. 2006
    Video — Donated by Dan Hanks Image of Dan Hanks

    Last Friday night at Auckland Deaf Society before the rebuild

    Footage and interviews from the final Friday night at Deaf Club at Auckland Deaf Society before its long-awaited re-development in 2006.

  73. 1991
    Video — Donated by Television New Zealand Archive Image of Television New Zealand Archive

    Māori Deaf and Deaf education

    A look at the cultural education needs of Māori Deaf students. Māori Deaf are likely to experience more barriers in the education sector. Interviews undertaken by ‘Marae’ shows us that the multiple cultural identities of Māori Deaf are not completely accommodated for with aspirations on how to resolve this.

  74. 2006
    Video — Donated by Dan Hanks Image of Dan Hanks

    Mardi Gras celebrations

    Auckland Deaf Society, about to close for a total building redevelopment, hosts a final social event: a Mardi Gras at the Deaf Club.

  75. 1999
    Video — Donated by Rūaumoko Komiti Image of Rūaumoko Komiti

    Mai Time features NZSL!

    Mai Time made one of their episodes accessible in NZSL to mark Deaf Awareness Week 1999. KDEC’s sign singing choir and Patrick Thompson made an appearance along with as did Rūaumoko Marae’s kapa haka roopu.

  76. 2004
    Video — Donated by Rūaumoko Komiti Image of Rūaumoko Komiti

    A Day in the Life of Rūaumoko Marae

    Insight into the preparations that go into a powhiri onto Rūaumoko Marae, and rare footage of the powhiri itself, followed by an interview with Patrick Thompson.

  77. 2004
    Video — Donated by Rūaumoko Komiti Image of Rūaumoko Komiti

    Connecting with Māori culture: an interview with Joanne Klaver

    Raw footage of an interview with solo mother Joanne Klaver, attempting to connect with a Māori culture she was denied growing up, and one of her two sons, Charles, who is also Deaf.

  78. 1993
    Video — Donated by Hilda Tamepo Image of Hilda Tamepo

    Hilda Tamepo celebrates her 50th at ADS!

    Hilda Tamepo celebrates her 50th birthday at the Auckland Deaf Society clubrooms. The joyous event includes speeches, dancing, and lots of food!

  79. 1990s
    Video — Donated by Hilda Tamepo Image of Hilda Tamepo

    Deaf kaumatua celebrates 50 years of life at Auckland Deaf Society

    The 50th birthday of Ivan Tamepo - a respected Deaf elder – is celebrated at ADS, with a karanga, powhiri, waitaia and celebrations in the back hall and upstairs clubroom.

  80. 2003
    Video — Donated by Sue Williams Image of Sue Williams

    Wallace Williams: A compilation of interviews and footage

    A compilation of various footage where Wallace’s friends speak about their memories of Wallace including footage of Wallace at Auckland Deaf Society events.

  81. 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.

  82. 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.

  83. 2002
    Video — Donated by Kevin and Lynette Pivac Image of Kevin and Lynette Pivac

    Extended version: Deaf Rugby World Cup final - New Zealand vs Wales

    Extended version: New Zealand play Wales in the Deaf Rugby World Championship final at Eden Park, Auckland in 2002.

  84. 1989
    Video — Donated by Richard Hay Image of Richard Hay

    Annual Picnic at Long Bay 1989

    Auckland Deaf Society’s annual picnic at Long Bay where members compete in the 100m sprint (and fake starts!) and the boys show off their bodybuilding moves.

  85. 1982
    Video — Donated by Dulcie McKie Image of Dulcie McKie

    Sign Singers: 'Oh What a Beautiful Day'

    The Sign Singers perform 'Oh What a Beautiful Day' broadcast on Stars on Sunday in February 1983.

  86. 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.

  87. 2000
    Video — Donated by Shona McGhie Image of Shona McGhie

    ADS Basketball Club 50th Jubilee

    The Auckland Deaf Society Basketball Club celebrate their ‘Golden’ Anniversary, their 50th anniversary, at the ADS Balmoral clubrooms where people share their memories of being involved in the basketball club.

  88. 2002
    Video — Donated by Dorothy Jones Image of Dorothy Jones

    Auckland Schools for Deaf: 60th Reunion

    Weekend celebrations are kickstarted with a Māori Deaf kapa haka group to perform a haka powhiri. Vintage teachers such as Les Bury briefly summarise their experiences of working in Deaf education over the years.

  89. 1998
    Video — Donated by Abbie Twiss Image of Abbie Twiss

    Auckland Deaf Society hosts a Derby Race Night!

    An action filled evening at ADS with a Deaf modelling show followed by an Auckland Deaf Drag Queen contest and finally a derby race competition!