Christchurch Deaf Club Basketball Club visits Hokitika, June 1976

1976
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The Christchurch Deaf Club basketball team plays a match in Hokitika in June 1976 versus a hearing team. Geoff Harker’s arm injury is a hot topic of discussion that weekend!
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The Christchurch Deaf Club basketball team travelled to Hokitika in June 1976 via train. They all wear the same tops, ‘Deaf boys’, that even the girls wear, and play cards on the way. We can see footage of Otira Railway Station just after Arthurs Pass. The Christchurch Deaf Club basketball team played a game in Hokitika against a hearing team. Marshall Bennett was the coach. 

Four men –  Dennis Tod, Alan Stewart, Geoff Harker and Kevin Harker stand outside the Red Lion Hotel in Hokitika, talking about fun times at the hotel the evening before. Geoff Harker’s arm injury is a hot topic of discussion, with his arm in a sling! Whilst in Hokitika the men check out the beach before going to the pub for a game of pool. The boys also converge around a statue of Richard Seddon, Prime Minister of New Zealand during 1893 - 1906. This statue stands outside the former Government Buildings in Hokitika, West Coast.

Produced by:
Michael Hope
Original format:
400ft 8mm
Reference number:
DSC17-02-SPO76