Wellington Deaf Society

Coming Together: A video history of Wellington Deaf Society

1990
A documentary about Wellington Deaf Society created after the 50th anniversary of WDS back in 1988. It includes historic shots of the old WDS at 280 Willis Street, Te Aro, as well as interviews with some of its members.
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Coming Together: A one-hour documentary on the history of Wellington Deaf Society and its members. The WDS board decided to create the documentary after the Club’s 50th anniversary in 1988. Tony Cowan, Angela Lannon, and Grant Griffin-Brown interviewed other members of WDS and the wider Deaf community, led by Maureen Tompson, who was then the liaison person at WDS. It took six months during 1989 to put this documentary together, and it was released in 1990. Most of the filming was done at the WDS’s old rental property at 280 Willis Street, Te Aro, Wellington. In the documentary, various people talk about their life experiences, such as Toni Rees, and Florrie Burr who was interviewed at her home in Napier.

  1. Angela Cannon

  2. Donna Lee

  3. Florrie Burr

  4. Grant Brown

  5. Jack Swindale

  6. Janette Smith

  7. Jodie Kuklinski

  8. Kevin Manson

  9. Maureen Tompson

  10. Micheal Sullivan

  11. Myra Sullivan

  12. Noel Rees

  13. Olive Hoare

  14. Rex Cunniffe

  15. Toni Rees

  16. Tony Cohen

  17. Tony Kuklinski

  18. Tony Swindale

  19. Wayne Riggs

  20. Wilson Barrett

Donated by Wellington Deaf Society
Produced by Wellington Deaf Society
Original format VHS
Reference number WDS01-01-DC00