Manawatu Deaf Society’s trip to Mount Ruapehu

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Members of the Manawatu Deaf Club and their children take a bus trip to Mt Ruapehu, September 1973 for a fun day.
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From New Zealand Deaf News, 1973 (Vol. 10, No. 3):

“Members of the Manawatu Deaf Club and some of their children – 29 altogether – went on a trip to Mt. Ruapehu on 2nd September by bus for the day. They left Palmerston North at 4 a.m. and arrived at the “Chateau” at 8:45 a.m., then went up to “Top O’ the Bruce” by mountain goat – a bus of some kind. Several toboggans were hired and a lot of fun was had sliding down the snow, while snowballing caused great amusement. The party left “Top O’ the Bruce” at 12.30 pm. for the “Chateau” and had lunch either at the Chateau Restaurant or on what they had brought. They left the Chateau at 2 p.m. for Turangi where they went for a swim in the hot pools, which was much enjoyed. They left Turangi at 4 p.m. for home, stopping at Taihape at 5.30 p.m. for a hour for tea and arrived at Palmerston North at 8.30 p.m. very tired. All enjoyed the day’s outing very much. The weather was warm and sunny. Several of the members took their cameras and took some photos.”

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Produced by:
Joan Bailey
Original format:
7" 8mm
Reference number:
SignDNA – Deaf National Archive New Zealand, MDS02-01-CE73