Auckland gives the New Zealand Deaf team a proper send off!

1985
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The New Zealand Deaf team marched on Dominion Road, accompanied by police, with farewell speeches at Auckland Deaf Society before departing for the 15th World Games for the Deaf in Los Angeles.
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The New Zealand Deaf team marched on Dominion Road, accompanied by police, with farewell speeches at Auckland Deaf Society before departing for the 15th World Games for the Deaf in Los Angeles. After being accompanied by police to march on Dominion Road, the team returns to Auckland Deaf Society where Wallace Williams gives a speech, interpreted by Kay Drew. Further speeches are given by Jeff Went, the chairman of ADS Combined Sports and Tony Walton, the team manager of the New Zealand team. 

  • The two New Zealand delegates were John McRae and Margaret Coutts
  • Team Manager: Tony Walton
  • Associate Team Manager: Norman Norris
  • Badminton: Penny Went, Pam Croskery, Carolyn Hamlin, Janet Watt, Murray Kirk, Jonathan Anton, Doug Croskery, Lindsay Bamford, David McKenzie-Edwards (Coach)
  • Basketball: Paul Buzzard, Malcolm Clausen, Tony Parnell, Paul Scott, Tony McGill, Richard Peri, Terry Siviter, Gerald Koat, Martin Abela, Jeff Went (Coach), Royce Flynn (Manager)
  • Table tennis: Adrian Winterburn, John Lovell, Kaz Witko, Thelma May (Coach)
  • Cycling: John Ooteman, Hayden Costar, Frank Clavis (Coach)
  • Athletics: Susie Ovens, Michael Rose, Kevin Lawrence, Noel Coventry, Terry Kane, Tony Nichols (Coach)
  • Tennis: Wayne Anderson, Hugh Bosman, Katrina Phillip, Gorden McEachron (Coach)
  • Interpreters: Kay Drew, Karen Coutts
  • Observers: Morris Coutts, John McDonald, Jim Minson, Barry Turner, Jenny McDonald, Jim Mangnall

 

Original format:
VHS
Reference number:
SignDNA – Deaf National Archive New Zealand, TW01-01-SPO85
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