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  1. 2003
    Video — Donated by Mary Johnson Image of Mary Johnson

    Memories of John Peterson

    Born in Mumbai, India where his parents ran a tea farm, John Peterson shares his life story at his home in the Eddowes Pensioner Village, at Balmoral, next to Auckland Deaf Society. Filmed on 3 August 2003.

  2. 2003
    Video — Donated by Mary Johnson Image of Mary Johnson

    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.

  3. 1970
    Video — Donated by St Dominic’s Catholic Deaf Centre Image of St Dominic’s Catholic Deaf Centre

    Teaching the Deaf: St Dominic’s School for the Deaf in Feilding

    What was school life was like for pupils who attended St Dominic’s School for the Deaf in Feilding? Footage includes hearing tests, classroom teaching, and celebrating a pupil’s 5th birthday with his classmates, before Mass with the Sisters.

  4. 1998
    Video — Donated by Deaf Aotearoa Image of Deaf Aotearoa

    'Inside Out' interviews Hilary McCormack: Deaf education, advocacy and technology

    An ‘Inside Out’ interview with Hilary McCormack where she talks about the advent of NZSL in Deaf education, advocacy and changing technology in the New Zealand Deaf community.

  5. 2000
    Video — Donated by Dorothy Jones Image of Dorothy Jones

    Memories of Ray Forman and Polly Karaka

    Ray Forman and Polly Karaka both talk about bits and pieces of their life. Ray talks about being “kicked out” of Sumner as the New Zealand army occupied the school during the World War II.

  6. 1950
    Video — Donated by Archives New Zealand Image of Archives New Zealand

    National Film Unit visits St Dominics School for the Deaf

    The Government’s National Film Unit follows the City District Health Nurse as she visits students at St Dominic’s School for the Deaf.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 1998
    Video — Donated by Dorothy Jones Image of Dorothy Jones

    Memories of Jean Monk

    Memories of Jean Monk (nee Robertson) who was a Sumner School for the Deaf student in the 1920s. Students weren’t allowed to sign but could “move their arms around a bit”.

  10. 1968
    Video — Donated by Television New Zealand Archive Image of Television New Zealand Archive

    Deaf children enjoy a car rally

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

  11. 1995
    MAGAZINE – NATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR THE DEAF

    NFD Communicate: February 1995

  12. 1980
    MAGAZINE – NEW ZEALAND DEAF NEWS

    NZ Deaf News: September 1980 (Vol. 17, No. 5)

  13. 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.

  14. 1968
    Video — Donated by St Dominic’s Catholic Deaf Centre Image of St Dominic’s Catholic Deaf Centre

    A Deaf Child in the Family

    “A Deaf Child in the Family” is an award-winning film which shows authentic scenes from Deaf education centres at Kelston, St Dominics and Sumner, produced as a resource for families of deaf children.

  15. 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.

  16. 1995
    Video — Donated by Pam Witko Image of Pam Witko

    Memories of Doreen Howell (Forman)

    Memories of Doreen Howell, a life member of Wellington Deaf Society, was recorded on 9 July 1995 at Pam and Kaz Witko's place.

  17. 1947
    Video — Donated by Archives New Zealand Image of Archives New Zealand

    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.

  18. 2000
    Video — Donated by Dorothy Jones Image of Dorothy Jones

    Memories of Merv Forman and Nellie Benney

    Merv and Nellie Forman are both interviewed by Dorothy Jones on their lives and their involvement with the Deaf community at their home in Hawkes Bay.

  19. 1955
    Video — Donated by Archives New Zealand Image of Archives New Zealand

    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.

  20. 1965
    Video — Donated by St Dominic’s Catholic Deaf Centre Image of St Dominic’s Catholic Deaf Centre

    St Dominic’s gives a Catholic education to Deaf boys and girls

    Several clips of teaching and classroom scenes at St Dominic’s School for the Deaf, with one-on-one speech therapy, oral communication methods, a physical education class, the Rotarians Picnic Drive, playing with jet aeroplanes, folk dancing and their annual Christmas party.

  21. 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.

  22. 2000
    Video — Donated by Pam Witko Image of Pam Witko

    Memories of Doreen Forman

    Memories of Doreen Forman, a Wellington Deaf Society life member, was recorded on 10th December 2000 – covering some events and recollections from Doreen’s life including the 1931 Napier earthquake.

  23. 1999
    MAGAZINE – NATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR THE DEAF

    NFD Communicate: Winter 1999

  24. 2000
    Video — Donated by Dorothy Jones Image of Dorothy Jones

    Memories of Keith and Irene Gordon

    Memories of Keith and Irene Gordon, recorded on 27 June 2000. They were both foundation members of Manawatu Deaf Society – founded on 7 July 1962. Keith was awarded life membership of Manawatu Deaf Society on 16 December 2000.