Footage of the demolition of the ‘Main Building’ of van Asch College, April 1980.
Memories of Doreen Forman was recorded on 10th December 2000 and cover some events and recollections from Doreen’s early life.
Members of the Deaf community and their families attend the centenary celebrations at Sumner School for the Deaf.
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.
The 75th Jubilee of Sumner School for the Deaf in Christchurch, including alumni parades and marching girls!
The Deaf van Asch marching team participate in a marching competition in Auckland, 1958.
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.
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.
The National Film Unit visits Sumner School for the Deaf to film a typical day at the school.
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.
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.
Coverage of the Trans-Tasman Deaf Games, Lincoln College, Christchurch, 10 January 1979, including opening ceremony and various sports.
Children from Sumner School for the Deaf test their navigational abilities in a car rally at Sumner.
“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.
'You and Your Child' programme focuses on Deaf children, education and language and interview some parents about their Deaf children.
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.