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  1. 1980
    Video — Donated by Sue Penman Image of Sue Penman

    Demolition at van Asch, 1980

    Footage of the demolition of the ‘Main Building’ of van Asch College, April 1980.

  2. 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.

  3. 1980
    Video — Donated by Dennis Tod Image of Dennis Tod

    Sumner School for the Deaf 100 Years Centenary celebration

    Members of the Deaf community and their families attend the centenary celebrations at Sumner School for the Deaf.

  4. 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.

  5. 1955
    Video — Donated by Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision Image of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision

    Sumner School for the Deaf 75th Jubilee

    The 75th Jubilee of Sumner School for the Deaf in Christchurch, including alumni parades and marching girls!

  6. 1959
    Video — Donated by Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision Image of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision

    van Asch Marching Girls

    The Deaf van Asch marching team participate in a marching competition in Auckland, 1958.

  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. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 1988
    Video — Donated by Television New Zealand Archive Image of Television New Zealand Archive

    van Asch students learn street theatre skills from Mr Moon

    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.

  11. 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.

  12. 1979
    Video — Donated by Sue Penman Image of Sue Penman

    Trans-Tasman Deaf Games: Opening Ceremony and sports

    Coverage of the Trans-Tasman Deaf Games, Lincoln College, Christchurch, 10 January 1979, including opening ceremony and various sports.

  13. 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.

  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. 1984
    Video — Donated by Television New Zealand Archive Image of Television New Zealand Archive

    You and Your Child - Deaf edition

    'You and Your Child' programme focuses on Deaf children, education and language and interview some parents about their Deaf children.

  16. 1980
    Video — Donated by Sue Penman Image of Sue Penman

    Sumner School for the Deaf 100 Years Centenary celebration

    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.