1. 1990
    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.

  2. 1998
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    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!

  3. 1993
    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.

  4. 1993
    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!

  5. 1992
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    'See What I Mean'

    'See What I Mean' presents two real-life stories: the story of a family who were all born Deaf, and a journalist who loses her hearing. It offers positive advice about hearing loss as well as celebrating the New Zealand Deaf community.

  6. 1990
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    Coming Together: A video history of Wellington Deaf Society

    A documentary about Wellington Deaf Society created after the 50th anniversary of WDS back in 1988. It includes historic shots of the old WDS at 280 Willis Street, Te Aro, as well as interviews with some of its members.

  7. 2001
    Donated by Dorothy Jones Image of Dorothy Jones

    Manawatu Deaf Netball: 25th Year Jubilee!

    The Manawatu Deaf Netball Club celebrates 25 years of netballing adventures in June 2001 with stories, photos and even a cake!

  8. 2000
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    Christmas speeches and unveiling of trophy cupboard at Manawatu

    The MDS Xmas party on 16 December 2000 is an opportunity to reveal its new trophy cupboard at the far left-hand corner of the clubroom.

  9. 2002
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    40th Anniversary: Weekend-long celebrations at Manawatu Deaf Society!

    Manawatu Deaf Society celebrates its 40th anniversary with a packed weekend-long programme in September 2002.

  10. 1998
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    Manawatu Women’s Group celebrates its 30th birthday!

    The fine women of the Manawatu Women’s Group celebrate their 30th birthday, and tell stories about their time in the Women's group. Games, cake-cutting, photo montages up for viewing and lots of reminiscing, before the ladies head out for a well-attended dinner at a restaurant open to all, even the men!

  11. 1998
    Donated by Dorothy Jones Image of Dorothy Jones

    Happy Halloween: Manawatu Deaf Society

    With 31st October falling on a Saturday in 1998, Manawatu Deaf Society takes the opportunity to host a Halloween party! The kids in particular look genuinely terrifying, with prizes for the best dressed child and adult!

  12. 1990s
    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.

  13. 1989
    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.

  14. 2000
    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.

  15. 1998
    Donated by Dorothy Jones Image of Dorothy Jones

    First Test: New Zealand Deaf vs Australia Deaf Netball

    The grit! The determination! The hours of practice! Finally it’s game day for the first Deaf Netball New Zealand versus Australia in Manawatu. Watch highlights of the gameplay followed by expert post-match analysis and limbo shenanigans at MDS. Good times.

  16. 2000
    Donated by Dorothy Jones Image of Dorothy Jones

    Black theme fancy dress party at Manawatu Deaf Society!

    Members somehow manage to find black clothing in their wardrobes and attend a black themed party at MDS. It is also a special evening to award a life membership to Keith Gordon for his contributions over the years.

  17. 2003
    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!

  18. 1952
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    Annual Picnic at Orewa Beach 1952

    Auckland Deaf Adult Society’s annual picnic takes place north of Orewa beach.

  19. 2000
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    Manawatu Deaf community farewells Terry O’Brien

    The Manawatu Deaf community thanks Terry O’Brien for his service as a Teacher of the Deaf. Terry taught for over 30 years at Freyberg High School in Palmerston North which had a Deaf Unit that St Dominic’s pupils often went on to attend.

  20. 1981
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    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!

  21. 1994
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    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.

  22. 2002
    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!

  23. 2006
    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.

  24. 1998
    Donated by Dorothy Jones Image of Dorothy Jones

    End of Year Celebration and Prizegiving 1998: Manawatu Deaf Society Sports Section

    The Manawatu Deaf Society Sports Section celebrates its annual End of Year Prizegiving evening at the Clubrooms, with happy hour, dancing, speeches, raffle prizes at a time when smoking was still allowed inside the clubroom!

  25. 1954
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    Balmoral Working Bee

    Deaf members of the Auckland Adult Deaf Society clear the Balmoral Road property before construction of the main hall.

  26. FEATURE

    Auckland Deaf Society

  27. 1981
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    World Deaf Games, Köln 1981

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

  28. FEATURE

    Deaf Society of Canterbury

  29. 1958
    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.

  30. 1975
    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.

  31. 1956
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    Auckland Carnival 1956

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

  32. 1977
    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!

  33. 1969
    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.

  34. 1990
    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.

  35. 1951
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    Picnic at Duders Beach

    Auckland Deaf community hold their annual picnic at Duders Beach, 1951.

  36. 1958
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    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.

  37. 1984
    Donated by Dulcie McKie Image of Dulcie McKie

    Sign Singers Perform at Dunedin Deaf Club

    The Sign Singers perform at the Dunedin Deaf Club in front of Deaf members and their friends.

  38. 1969
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    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.

  39. 1972
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    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.

  40. 1958
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    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.

  41. 1970
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    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.

  42. 1990
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    Miss Auckland Deaf Beauty Queen Contest

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

  43. 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.

  44. 1960s
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    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.

  45. 1958
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    Laying foundations at Auckland Deaf Welfare Centre

    A group of Deaf men busily work on laying the foundations for the new Auckland Deaf Welfare Centre, later to become the property of the Auckland Deaf Society.

  46. 1952
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    Deaf Day Trip to Orewa

    During the first Deaf sports convention in Auckland 1952, a group of Deaf take a day trip to Orewa.

  47. 1990
    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.

  48. 1958
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    Auckland Easter Show 1958

    Fascinating footage from the Auckland Easter show 1958, including brief footage of Deaf visitors to the show.

  49. 1977
    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.

  50. 1976
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    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.

  51. 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.

  52. 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.

  53. 2000
    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.