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  1. 2003
    Video — Donated by Dorothy Jones Image of Dorothy Jones

    Memories of Kathleen French

    Kathleen French was often called the ‘Auckland Deaf Grandmother’ due to her long and pioneering life in the Auckland Deaf Community. In this video Kathleen talks about her colourful life and talks us through some photos at the end.

  2. 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.

  3. 2000
    Video — Donated by Hilda Tamepo Image of Hilda Tamepo

    Memories of John McRae

    John McRae is filmed at his home in Napier where he lived with his wife Verna. John explains some highlights from his life story including his experiences at school, travelling the world for Deaf sports, and his involvement in the Deaf community. The video includes his commentary of various photos and objects in their house.

  4. 2003
    Video — Donated by Hilda Tamepo Image of Hilda Tamepo

    Memories of John and Laura Hunt

    John and Laura discuss their eventful lives, including immigrating to New Zealand, meeting the local Deaf community, and how their meeting led to a marriage which at the time of filming had lasted 56 years!

  5. 2017
    Video — Donated by Meghan Coppage Image of Meghan Coppage

    Memories of Susan Hamilton

    Susan Hamilton is interviewed by Meghan Coppage, where she recounts a range of experiences from her life. From growing up at a Deaf school, to her memories of time in the Deaf community in bygone days, to seeing the changes at Kelston Deaf Education Centre including the transition to new school building.

  6. 2000
    Video — Donated by Hilda Tamepo Image of Hilda Tamepo

    Memories of Verna McRae

    Verna McRae is filmed at her home in Napier alongside her husband, John. Verna talks entertainingly about her life growing up on a Manawatu farm, going to Sumner School for the Deaf, work, travelling, and married life.

  7. 2000
    Video — Donated by Pam Witko Image of Pam Witko

    Memories of Doreen Forman

    Memories of Doreen Forman was recorded on 10th December 2000 and cover some events and recollections from Doreen’s early life.