1. 1991
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    Good old fashioned fun at the Christchurch Deaf Society’s picnic

    Footage of the 1991 Christchurch Deaf Society's picnic day held at Spencer Park. On a progressively windy day the local Deaf community gathered to enjoy traditional Deaf community games including tug-of-war, egg throwing, welly throwing, and some less common games such as a dress-up relay.

  2. 1989
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    TVNZ coverage of the 16th World Games for the Deaf

    Professional coverage of the first few days of sports at the 16th World Games for the Deaf held in Christchurch in January 1989. Events are covered in detail and presented by the News Review weekly round up.

  3. 1989
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    Handheld footage of the closing ceremony of the 16th World Games for the Deaf

    Handheld footage from the stadium shows the closing ceremony of the 16th World Games for the Deaf held in Christchurch. Athletes parade into the stadium to witness closing speeches with their family and fans looking on.

  4. 2000
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    Central Zone holds onto the Shield!

    Footage of all three men's games of the 2000 National Deaf Rugby Championships at the Canterbury Rugby League Stadium, combined into one clip. Includes pre-match Deaf cheerleading display.

  5. 2000
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    First National Deaf Womens’ Sevens Tournament

    On an Easter Friday afternoon, 22 April 2000, for the first time in history the National Deaf Women’s Seven Tournament was played between the Southern and Central teams at the Canterbury Rugby League Stadium.

  6. 1988
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    van Asch students learn street theatre skills from Mr Moon

    After Mr Moon has been teaching Van Asch Deaf Education Centre Deaf students street theatre skills, they watch a performance from the Montreal Street Theatre at the New Zealand Festival in Wellington, in preparation for staging their own live performance.

  7. 1995
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    Deaf Blacks’ first ever international match

    Holmes’ Jo Malcolm catches up with the Deaf Blacks team at their training in Christchurch in preparation for the first of three upcoming test matches against the visiting Deaf South Africans - the first ever international match for both sides.

  8. 1989
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    The play 'Children of a Lesser God'

    This TV series (Sunday Magazine) looks at some of the projects young people are getting involved in. This clip is about acting in a play about Deaf people, in which Patty Still has been teaching the hearing cast NZSL for their roles.

  9. 1984
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    You and Your Child - Deaf edition

    'You and Your Child' programme focuses on Deaf children, education and language and interview some parents about their Deaf children.

  10. 1997
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    A look at the work of Donald Gibson; Deafblind sculptor

    Donald Gibson is a talented sculptor, who happens to be Deafblind. His tutor Bon Suter shares with the reporter that she feels Donald has a real gift for sculpting that she and others around him admire.

  11. 1987
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    'Spot On' visits a Deaf basketball training session

    The educational TV series ‘Spot On’, visits a Deaf basketball training session to catch up with Royce Flynn and Megan Mansfield, and understand how the sport is played by Deaf athletes, and controlled by a Deaf referee.

  12. 1989
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    Deafblind Wrestler competes at the 1989 World Games for the Deaf in Christchurch

    Pier Morten, a Deafblind wrestler from Canada, participates in the 1989 World Games for the Deaf, in Christchurch.

  13. 1989
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    Interview with I. King Jordan about Deaf education

    The first Deaf president of Gallaudet University, I. King Jordan, is visiting Christchurch, New Zealand for the World Games of the Deaf in January 1989. Dr King Jordan is interviewed about the changes he has implemented at Gallaudet University, and Deaf education in NZ.

  14. 1968
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    Deaf children enjoy a car rally

    Children from Sumner School for the Deaf test their navigational abilities in a car rally at Sumner.

  15. FEATURE

    Deaf Society of Canterbury

  16. FEATURE

    1953 Christchurch

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    1955 Christchurch

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    1971 Christchurch

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    1975 Christchurch

  20. FEATURE

    1979 Christchurch

  21. 1977
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    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!

  22. 1980
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    Sumner School for the Deaf 100 Years Centenary celebration

    Footage by Sue Penman, of members of the Deaf community and their families attending the centenary celebrations at Sumner School for the Deaf, and taking a tour of the school.

  23. 1979
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    Trans-Tasman Games hosted in Christchurch, 1979

    Opening ceremony of the Trans-Tasman Games, Including a traditional Maori welcome for the Australian team.

  24. 1955
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    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.

  25. 1955
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    Sumner School for the Deaf 75th Jubilee

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

  26. 1980
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    Sumner School for the Deaf 100 Years Centenary celebration

  27. 1955
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    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.

  28. 1975
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    NZ Deaf Sports Convention, Christchurch 1975

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

  29. 1979
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    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.

  30. 1979
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    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.

  31. 1979
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    NZ Deaf Sports Convention, Christchurch 1979 - Netball

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

  32. 1980
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    Demolition at van Asch, 1980

    Footage of the demolition of the ‘Main Building’ of van Asch College, April 1980.

  33. 1947
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    National Film Unit visits Sumner School for the Deaf – Student life

    The National Film Unit visits Sumner School for the Deaf to film a typical day at the school.

  34. 1979
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    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.

  35. 1955
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    NZ Deaf Sports Convention 1955 - Christchurch

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

  36. 1979
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    Christchurch Deaf Club picnic at Diamond Harbour 1979

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

  37. 1955
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    Picnic at Waihora Park Domain

    Deaf people go to Waihora Park Domain, in Motukarara for a day out, with sports!

  38. 1953
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    NZ Deaf Sports Convention Christchurch 1953

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

  39. 1971
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    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.

  40. 1977
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    ‘Deaf boys’ picnic at Spencer Park

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

  41. 1979
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    Old-Time Fancy Dress party, Christchurch 1979

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

  42. 1978
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    Christchurch Basketball and Netball teams leave for Greymouth

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