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  1. 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.

  2. 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.”

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 1984
    Video — Donated by Dulcie McKie Image of Dulcie McKie

    Sign Singers perform on the 'In South Tonight' programme – Dunedin 1984

    The Sign Singers tour the South Island for Deaf Awareness in 1984, and are invited to perform on ‘In South Tonight’ while in Dunedin.

  7. 2015
    Video — Donated by Auckland Deaf Society Image of Auckland Deaf Society

    History through Young Eyes: Interview with Susie Ovens

    A Tu Kokiri student interviews Susie Ovens on her involvement with the infamous Deaf Sign Singers group.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 1986
    Video — Donated by Ngaire Doherty Image of Ngaire Doherty

    A 'Mime and Masks' show by Deaf Drama Group: A Visit to Kiwiland

    A Deaf Drama group perfoms 'A Visit to Kiwiland' at Kelston with supporting acts by the Sign Singers. The evening fundraised $766.00 towards the purchase of a TTY and to sponsor two pupils from Kelston to attend the World Deaf Games in Christchurch 1989.

  13. 1990
    Video — Donated by Dulcie McKie Image of Dulcie McKie

    Welcome 1990 Haere Mai!

    The Auckland Sign Singers were invited to perform with others in a three-hour entertainment special to celebrate 1990 which was broadcast live from Bastion Point on TV One at 7.30pm.

  14. 1988
    Video — Donated by Deaf Society of Canterbury Image of Deaf Society of Canterbury

    Black and White Fancy Dress Fundraiser for 1989 WGD Christchurch

    The Black and White themed Fancy Dress party at Christchurch Deaf Society on 28th May 1988 was a fundraiser for the World Games for the Deaf. Creative members dressed-up as prisoners, punk rockers, Spanish costume dress with bolero, nuns, waitresses, and rugby league players!

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 1991
    MAGAZINE – NATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR THE DEAF

    NFD Communicate: December 1991

  18. 2003
    Video — Donated by DEAFinitely Youth Group Image of DEAFinitely Youth Group

    The first Wallace Williams Comedy Evening kicks off!

    The first ever Wallace Williams Comedy Evening kicks off in 2003, as a fundraiser for Deaf Youth to attend the WFD Congress in Montreal, Canada.

  19. 1982
    MAGAZINE – NEW ZEALAND DEAF NEWS

    NZ Deaf News: October 1982 (Vol. 19, No. 3)

  20. 1985
    Video — Donated by Dulcie McKie Image of Dulcie McKie

    Telethon 1985

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

  21. 1981
    Video — Donated by Manawatu Deaf Society Image of Manawatu Deaf Society

    Joan Bailey films Deaf performing at the Palmerston North Telethon!

    Local Manawatu Deaf people appear on Telethon to sign a song, after Joan Bailey films a range of Deaf people at their workplaces - a welder, spraypainter, seamstress, data entry clerk and joiner.

  22. 1984
    Video — 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.