Auckland Deaf Society

History through Young Eyes: Interview with Owen Gibbons

2015
Former Auckland Deaf Society President and life member, Owen Gibbons says that one of his best memories was travelling to the World Deaf Games as part of the New Zealand Deaf basketball mens team. His eyes “literally popped out at what he saw over there!”
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A Tu Kokiri student, Christine George, interview former Auckland Deaf Society President and life member, Owen Gibbons. He says that one of his best memories was travelling to the World Deaf Games as part of the New Zealand Deaf basketball mens team. His eyes “literally popped out at what he saw over there!”

Owen recalls good times at the hall at the back of the clubroom which was fantastic for sports, going on to explain how the Balmoral Auckland Deaf Society building was set-up. As the then-President, Owen spoke at the opening of the Balmoral building.

The ‘History Through Young Eyes’ project was by Tu Kokiri Deaf students made with funding from the Albert-Eden Local Board, in collaboration with Auckland Deaf Society, utilising footage from SignDNA.

  1. Christine George

  2. Kaye Bird

  3. Owen Gibbons

Donated by Auckland Deaf Society
Produced by Tu Kokiri students
Reference number ADS51-01-LS15